Over the last few weeks, India has been facing an utterly devastating and heartbreaking surge of coronavirus. In solidarity, we are coming together for an interfaith circle this Sunday. Alongside prayers from Japan to Turkey to United States, we will hear from numerous everyday heroes on the ground in India. More Details/RSVP here.
In India, when someone's loved one passes away, there is a common tradition to go for a "besnu", which quite literally translates to "sitting". No words are spoken, but community members simply sit in silence with a wordless whisper in their hearts: "We are in this together." While we can't wipe away others' suffering, our kinship certainly creates a field of resiliency and reminds us of the grace that lies in between the dance of embrace and release. Together, we awaken to not only help "walk each other home," but also to ignite our innate compassion to support others.