mutual care | honoring needs

This Sunday, Sangha will open our season of contemplation and discernment with an inquiry into Mutual Care — with a specific focus on how we collectively respond to the new and/or changing accessibility needs of fellow practitioners.

Some of the queries that will guide our discernment:

  • What is our capacity for honoring our needs and the needs of others in ways that are equitable, creative, sustainable and reduce harm?

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  • What does this look like in our intimate relationships?
    Our shared sacred spaces?
    Our community?

  • What factors/conditions create barriers to our skillful understanding and skillful action?

  • What factors/conditions support our ability to dissolve barriers and build bridges of possibility that deepen our skillful understanding and skillful action?

Read here about Mutual Care related to accessibility practices: Sharing Sacred Space.

 

embodied practice: the healing power of community

The energy of a community of mindfulness can help us embrace and release suffering that we could not reach by ourselves…

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If we open our hearts, the collective energy of the community can penetrate the suffering inside us.

~Thich Nhat Hanh, The Art of Communicating