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Date(s) - 20/12/2023
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

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Please join us online by Zoom, Wednesday evenings, 6:45-8:30pm. We value Sangha (spiritual community) and the opportunity to be together. We will use this time for lightly guided meditation, a short check in to see how we can support one another, and exploration of a Buddhist topic. The facilitator will offer brief remarks and guide discussion as a way to focus our practice on that week’s theme. Themes may run several weeks, but each week can serve as a stand-alone session. We look forward to seeing you and sharing our love and kindness for the wellness of all beings.

Sangha Night
On Zoom
​Wednesdays 6:45pm – 8:30pm

This Wednesday at Nagaloka Online, we will take in the story of Angulimala, a notorious serial killer that lived a life of terrible and unskillful destruction in the time and region of the Buddha.

Angulimala means ’garland of fingers.’ His name given at birth, as a son of a Brahman chaplain to the King, was ‘Ahimsa’ meaning non harm. As a brilliant gifted child, he was sent to the medical training school at Takkasila where he was twisted and misshapen morally and mentally by jealous teachers and students to become a mass murderer that terrified the country side including the local authorities. Of those that went after Angulimala to bring him to justice, either individually or in numbers, none returned.

This is an ancient story of mystery, murder, transformation and forgiveness and bearing up to the results of our karma. The following verses are from the transformed, awakened Angulimala:

He who once lived in negligence

And then is negligent no more,

He’s the one who brightens this world

— Like the moon released from a cloud.

Who follows up with wholesome deeds

Unwholesome deeds he may have done,

He’s the one who brightens this world

— Like the moon released from a cloud.

Indeed, that youthful bhikkhu who

Pours himself into the Buddha’s teaching,

He’s the one who brightens this world

— Like the moon released from a cloud.

Please join us as we look into the life and times of Angulimala and how the teachings apply to this present day.

All are welcome!

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