"When truly experienced, anger is very quiet. It has a certain dignity. There's no display, no acting out. It's just being with that fundamental contraction that I have called the baseboard. When we truly stay with anger, then the personal and self-centered thoughts separate out and we're left with pure energy, which can be used in a compassionate way." --Joko Beck
Community UU, 468 Rosedale Ave, White Plains, NY.
Practice to be led by Meredith.
Chants for Thu Feb 1 - Wed Feb 7:
- Song of the Grass-Roof Hermitage, p. 16
- Heart Sutra, p. 14
BoWZ Westchester Chant Schedule
Reading this week: Charlotte Joko Beck, Nothing Special: Chap. 5, "The Baseboard," pp. 31-38.
Questions. What's your baseboard?
At Boundless Way Temple, 1030 Pleasant St, Worcester, MA:
- Thu Mar 15, 19:00 - Sun Mar 18, 12:00. Spring Sesshin.
Hotetsu's Retelling. Long ago, in a pool hall, two novice monastics, having slipped away from Henhouse Monastery for an evening of what at the time seemed to be freedom, were playing eight-ball. Clack! went the cue against the solid five -- such a whole and lovely sound, and the pretty colored sphere rolled so beautifully toward the pocket. "Cause and effect, right there," said one monk....READ MORE