Those of you on our email list know that our theme for our Thursday evening sangha meetings this month is “Honoring women’s voices in our Plum Village tradition.”
In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Mindfulness Bell magazine has shared a selection of articles from its archives by women teachers. You can read it here. You will find articles by Sisters Chan Khong, Chan Duc, and Dang Nghiem, as well as Dharma Teachers Kaira Jewel Lingo and Leslie Rawls.
The Lotus Institute is offering a retreat on “Lived Emptiness, The Heart of Anti-Racism” which takes place, online, from Friday, December 4 to Sunday, December 6, 2020. It is offered by Registration closes on December 2. Go here to register.
Our sangha’s Plant-Powered Practitioners Support Network (PPPSN) has been mostly inactive these last months, since the pandemic has prevented us from gathering in person to share food and videos. However, now that the holidays are approaching, we’d like to offer support to those of you who want to leave animal products off your holiday table.
Jesse Palidofsky thinks that what America needs are new lyrics for its old song. He’s just released a beautiful single to help inspire and energize us during these tense weeks leading up to the election on November 3rd. Please listen and watch, then share this gem with your friends and social networks.
Recently, in celebrating Thay’s continuation day, Steven took a picture (via Zoom) of the Sangha singing “Happy Continuation Day to You” and sent it to Thay in care of the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation. This is how it came out. Also, in response to some questions, Steven says that today’s guided meditation was from Thich Nhat Hanh’s The Blooming of a Lotus, pages 107 & 108. The reading was excerpted from Thich Nhat Hanh’s The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, Chapter Eleven on Right Mindfulness.