“When the crowded Vietnamese refugee boats met storms or pirates, if everyone panicked, all would be lost. But if even one person on the boat remained calm and centered, it was enough. It showed the way for everyone to survive” (Thich Nhat Hanh)
In this so tremendously challenging time for humanity, it is easy to lose contact with our spiritual practice, and the call to be “unaffected by the feelings of the majority” at the beginning of the “Metta Sutra” (Sutra on All-encompassing Love) becomes seemingly unreachable.
Nevertheless, or perhaps because of it, we can always remember-or/and be reminded by other practitioners-to come back to ourselves, to our mindfulness, to our stability. Then, when body and mind are connected, consciousness becomes still and clear! Just as we practice and experience it again and again in our meditation. Then the mind expands to “situational awareness”, to the clarity of what is happening in and around us. The fact of “inter-being”, the connectedness of all life, then guides our responsible thinking and acting!
May I be able to live fresh, stable and free
from: “Meditations of Love” by Thich Nhat Han
We should do everything possible to strengthen our physical immune system and develop the spirit of “Bodhicitta” in our spiritual heart. Then the light of wisdom and the loving turn of our heart will radiate to our families, society and the world!
At this time, like any other spiritual center, we are not in a position to offer retreats. However, some online activities are offered, of which you can find all the details in “Events” page and here below.