|WHEN:||March 28, 2020, 6:30 PM|
We will have an Awakin Circle for teenagers (or those close to being teens :-)) at 6:30 PM on Saturday, March 28th. Please RSVP so that we can send you the details of how you can join us on a Zoom call for some meditation followed by reflection on this excerpt from an Awakin passage from the past:
Many people think that self-acceptance means celebrating what's there already: that you're good enough, that you don't have to make any changes. That's not the case at all.
Acceptance means accepting the fact that you're responsible for a lot of your experience right now. You can't blame anybody else. And ultimately that's a good thing. If other people were ultimately responsible for shaping your experience, what could you do? You'd have to go around pleasing them all the time. But the key fact is that you're shaping your pleasures and pains here in the present moment. Some of your experience comes from past actions, but a lot comes from the way you shape things with each present intention.
So learn to be open and honest about the role you're playing in this moment.
--Thanissaro Bhikkhu, from "Meditations 3"
|WHERE:||Online (Zoom call)|