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Date(s) - 23/03/2022
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

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We decided to continue not having in person meditation and study group sessions on Wednesday evening.

Instead we will be meeting online. Join us by clicking on this Zoom link on Wednesday evenings, 6:45-8:00pm . We value Sangha (spiritual community) and feel it is important for us to have the opportunity to be together. We will use this time to meditation along with a short check in to see how we can best support one another. Plus the facilitator will continue on our Dharma theme offering everyone a focus for our practice. We look forward to seeing you and sharing our love and kindness for the wellness of all beings.

Join us to explore….this Wednesday…!

All are welcome!

The Five Spiritual Faculties

Energy

This week at Nagaloka we continue our exploration of the Five Spiritual faculties by focusing on Virya, spiritual energy ‘in pursuit of the good.” This ‘spiritual energy’ is not to be confused with the restless, confused energy of constant distractions. This energy is applied to the goal of awakening. By grounding our minds in kindness, generosity and wisdom for ourselves as well as others, we can gather our actions of body, speech and mind to ever more refined, contented states of being in this difficult world.

Some examples of ‘Energy’ in pursuit of the good’ are when we meditate, considering and supporting others and ourselves with kindness, attend a positive group, cultivate creativity, watching for the arising of negative mental states, and when we try to think, speak and act with mindfulness and compassion.

By noticing when we are being blown around with the Eight Worldly Winds or mired down in the vexing landscapes of the Five Hindrances, we can then cultivate this positive Virya to reset our direction away from the endless cycle of discomfort, towards the spiral of positive growth.

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 lose.

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.

Tsongkhapa

Wednesday Night Zoom Link
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