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Sending Prayers to India.
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Effort alone isn’t always enough. At a pivotal point in his journey, civil rights revolutionary Cesar Chavez was at a loss of how to proceed and how to lead. An unknown elderly woman in a rebozo suggested something unexpected: let’s pray. Sure enough, trunk of Cesar’s old station wagon held an altar, people held vigil, and their togetherness marked a turning point for the movement.
up_609572dca24f36.81492751_sm.jpg Over the last few weeks, India has been facing an utterly devastating and heartbreaking surge of coronavirus. In solidarity, we are coming together for an interfaith circle this Sunday. Alongside prayers from Japan to Turkey to United States, we will hear from numerous everyday heroes on the ground in India. More Details/RSVP here.

In India, when someone’s loved one passes away, there is a common tradition to go for a "besnu", which quite literally translates to "sitting". No words are spoken, but community members simply sit in silence with a wordless whisper in their hearts: "We are in this together." While we can’t wipe away others’ suffering, our kinship certainly creates a field of resiliency and reminds us of the grace that lies in between the dance of embrace and release. Together, we awaken to not only help "walk each other home," but also to ignite our innate compassion to support others.

Thank you for your heart of service.
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P.S.
Our summer internship applications are now open. And some alumni from last year may be helping mentor!

Upcoming pods include a Noble Friendship pod, offered by two Buddhist monks. Join here.

Latest news of everyday people responding with compassion. And recent story of solidarity amid grief and loss: Jogger’s Kindness.

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