Glad responses come up when we can explore the aggrieved, the fantastic or the ordinary with an open mind.
|Am I trying to justify another Newsletter assortment of perspectives that not everyone's going to agree with? Well, more than that. Sangha life in general received quite a boost from a series of Global Co-operation Workshops as mentioned below - which presented opportunities to relax the critical instincts, the indignation at the world predicament and resolution (often made by Buddhists) to be completely hopeless. Glad responses come up when we can explore the aggrieved, the fantastic or the ordinary with an open mind.|
Kathina season comes round again, so for Asian and Western lay people there is a special time to Co-operate around the themes of offering to the Sangha and helping to keep these monasteries going, for the welfare of the many. Then in January and February the monastic retreats bring the ordained community together around Dhamma on a moment-by-moment basis. This year, the Devon and Harnham sanghas, and we hope, Ajahn Jagaro from Down Under, will be merging into the Deathless at Amaravati. May we all learn to share what we have and accept each other's offerings with gratitude.