Date(s) - 25/01/2023
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
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.
AGING AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
This week we finish our exploration of Aging as a Spiritual Practice, By Lewis Richmond.
Perhaps you do not consider aging due to your youth. Fair enough. Perhaps you know older folks, an elder in your life? As invisible as older folks can be, they are messengers for our futures.
We will also look at conquering the Five Great Fears. Fear of Death, Loosing the Mind, Sickness, Loosing your Livelihood, Public Speaking.
Some questions offered for pondering:
What is healthy aging and what does science have to say about that?
What do I like about aging?
What don’t I like about aging?
Are/were there Elders that helped you along your life’s path?
‘The human body at peace with itself,
Is more precious than the rarest gem.
Cherish your body, it is yours this one time only.
The human form is won with difficulty.
It is easy to loose.
All worldly things are brief,
Like lightening in the sky.
This life you must know
As a tiny raindrop:
A thing of beauty that disappears
Even as it comes into being.
Therefore, set your goal and
Make use of every day and night to achieve it.’
“Happiness can be attained either when existence accords with our desires, or when our desires are in harmony with existence. True, the second alternative is difficult, but the first is impossible.”
196 Survey of Buddhism 7th
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