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Richness of resilience.
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Some years ago, a local Zen monastery was ravaged by fires. The day it subsided, the abbott gave a talk that opened with a remarkable example: some seeds only sprout under the extreme duress of a fire.
This month, amid the blazing conditions of India’s covid crisis and violence in the Middle East, we have some uncommon dialogues that build on the richness of resilience. From Australia, Rev. Heng Sure will share how he persevered through a 800-mile bowing pilgrimage on the streets of America. Next weekend, Wakanyi will speak about her African Folktales Project and how stories can offer us the strength to stay “boundless”. And the week after, Maki will be in conversation around death and dying, as the founder of a rarely found hospice in Japan. Oh, and on the heels of the Rumi Pod and Qigong Pod is the upcoming Noble Friendship Pod!

rz_ssp_60a14c629ce53.jpg Last month, on a couple day notice, we hosted an interfaith prayer circle for India. We didn’t know what would emerge but 1300 of you from 43 countries signed on to co-create a profoundly sacred space. If “faith is a withholding of conclusion so we allow what-is to arise” (Adyashanti), it was so moving to see how such deep faith brought us to the doorsteps of our innate compassion and connection. Seeing the long list of prayer requests, all kinds of open-hearted circles started flowing

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