"When we become aware that we are thinking, we say to ourselves, "thinking," with an unbiased attitude and with tremendous gentleness. This is the point at which we can consciously train in gentleness and in developing a nonjudgmental attitude. Each time you say to yourself "thinking," you are cultivating unconditional friendliness toward whatever arises in your mind." --Pema ChodronSaturday Zen: Sat Aug 24, 10:00a - noon
468 Rosedale Ave
White Plains, NY
Practice to be led by Meredith Garmon
Chants for Mon Aug 19 - Sun Aug 25:
- An Unending Truth, p. 19
- The Three Marks of Dharma, p. 19
- Loving-Kindness Sutra, p. 20
- Opening: The Essence of Atonement, p. 4
- Closing: The Way of Tenderness, p. 27
Reading for Sat Aug 24:
- Pema Chodron, Comfortable with Uncertainty, #10, "Sitting Meditation."
- Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path White Clouds, Ch. 52, "Fields of Merit."