Our autumn newsletter takes us from Italy to Wall Street and back to Deer Park Monastery. Each article gives insight into right action. Each article gives presence to the words of Lao Tzu, “Love the whole world as if it were your self; then you will truly care for all things”. John Freese writes about his experience with confronting fear and using right effort during his participation in compassionate direct action on Wall Street in NYC. Mary Gorman supports our monastic sisters in building a healthy new home, and Sister Mai Ngheim shares her thoughts on how we can bring our true presence and Thay’s teachings to events and conferences that we may attend. Please enjoy these heartfelt offerings!
Touching the Earth
Some inspiring guide posts on our adventure with the Earth Holding Initiative are:
to practice and act out of love, not fear
to have togetherness and inclusiveness at the base, not separation and discrimination
to be diligent and aimless in our efforts to support a collective awakening and healing