Friday, March 20, 2020

Zoom meditation, Sundays 9:00-11:59 AM

Ananda (Dharma Buddhist Meditation, Los Angeles), Ashley Wells (ed.), Wisdom Quarterly

Dharma Buddhist Meditation Shambhala Sunday, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM (
I'm virtually there meditating with everyone.
There's something to fear. It's fear itself. How did the Buddha deal with it? In ancient times there was an epidemic, and he was called on to help. He took steps that ended the pestilence, cleared the air (of bad spirits and disease), and restored harmony. How did he do it? There's a protective chant (a safeguard paritta) called the Ratana Sutra that explains.

It's time to clean inner-house for spring.
Today is the first full day of spring! (Vernal Equinox began last night, March 19, 2020, 11:49 PM east coast time).

Fear suppresses immunity, whereas confidence (saddha, faith) strengthens it. Small social gatherings with social distance are allowed before a total clampdown goes into effect. We are arranging for an online option.

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