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Friday, December 30, 2011

TO RESOLVE OR NOT TO RESOLVE

Mindfulness practice grounds us in the moment so that we can act in the most purposeful way possible. Our purpose is always informed or guided by whatever clarity of intention we have. New Year's is the time of year when we bring our attention to purpose and intention in the most organized way. 

In Ray's Religion Experts column for December 31, he writes,

......at year-end, when , with the past experience in mind, we ask the question “in what ways do I intend to contribute?”, again with those three areas (wisdom/learning, purposeful action and fulfilling ethical responsibilities). This permits us to set our path for the coming year, as one might sketch a path before a journey. We understand that life is not ours to construct, many hands, human and otherwise, control the outcomes. All we control is our intention and action. Thus, as the year begins, we step into it as one would on a journey, with direction, energy and determination. We expect to be sometime successful and sometimes frustrated. We wish to emphasize intention, direction and action, not accomplishment.

As you enter 2012, bring your attention to what it is that you define as your purpose for this coming year, and consider what intentions will guide and inspire you best.
to view the whole article go to http://www.realperson.com/ARE.htm

Thursday, December 29, 2011

RESOLUTIONS AND INTENTIONS

Hi Sangha and Friends,

In the Ask the Religion Experts column this week, the question was about resolutions. I wrote:

.......at year-end, when , with the past experience in mind, we ask the question “in what ways do I intend to contribute?”, again with those three areas (wisdom/learning, purposeful action and fulfilling ethical responsibilities). This permits us to set our path for the coming year, as one might sketch a path before a journey. We understand that life is not ours to construct, many hands, human and otherwise, control the outcomes. All we control is our intention and action. Thus, as the year begins, we step into it as one would on a journey, with direction, energy and determination. We expect to be sometime successful and sometimes frustrated. We wish to emphasize intention, direction and action, not accomplishment.

To view the whole column, go to The ARE Archive 

in the Dharma, 
Innen, doshu

DECEMBER MOKUGYO

Hi Sangha and Friends,
       
MOKUGYO

The Mokugyo for December is now available on the Red Maple website.



Yours in the Dharma,                          
from Akashaloka,                  
Innen, doshu
om namo amida butsu                      

Red Maple Sangha ~ Open Up and Serve

Sunday, December 18, 2011

RETREAT IDEAS

Hi there folks,

We're tossing around ideas for a mid-late February retreat date. Here are some of the suggestions.
Let us know what you think

1. A day of Naikan practice
2. A day of recitation (mantra)
3. Sitting practice with an extended (gentle) yoga componenet
4. "A mixed salad" of practices

Ray, Judy and Candice
rparcheloATwbchc.on.ca

Have a wonderful Holiday Season .... keep your practice strong!

Sunday, December 04, 2011

MINDFULNESS HUMOUR


from Between Friends, by Sandra Bell Lundy , 12.04.11