Dear Thay, dear Sangha,
Please join us this Sunday from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., either in person or by Zoom. We’ll be meeting at the Albuquerque Zen Center, 2300 Garfield Ave. SE.
Bee will be giving us an overview of the talks given by our Dharma teacher Terry Cortes-Vega at the retreat this past weekend. The theme was Deep Listening: A Path to Compassion and she talked about how to listen to ourselves, to difficult people, and to others in general, and the fact that deep healing that can come from such listening. We can bear in mind Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Great Compassion, who listens to the suffering of the world.
For security, Zoom links are not posted on the website, but are available on request.
To maintain an atmosphere of reverence and tranquility in the Zendo we’ll be observing 10 minutes of Noble Silence before each meeting.
Dana (generosity) is one of the virtues cultivated in Buddhism. It is customary to offer Dana in appreciation for the benefits received and to support the Sangha. Dana can be financial and it can also be in other forms such as helping with setup or breakdown of meetings and days of mindfulness.