It is probable that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual. The next Buddha may take the form of a community, a community practicing understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living. This may be the most important thing we can do for the survival of the earth.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
” …is something that speaks of Sangha,
the beloved community when we come together
and share our joys & sorrows.
We awaken as one, together.
It also is broad enough to invite people to come as they are, with what is present, as this will be held in community”
is to truly awaken collectively,
practice mindful thought and action
that has deeper impact in the present,
we need to *remember*
our ancestors’ presence and guidance
in this journey.
And ancestors can be from blood and chosen
…is gaining insight into a reality that one may not be previously
conscious of. And “Awakening together” makes me think that this will
be a joint community effort, so there is no room for “feeling separate”
but rather “we’re on this together” type of ride.
Thank you to those who have offered these reflections above. “Awakening Together…what comes alive in you when you hear this? What shapes, sounds, colors, taste does it take in your own life? Do share with us in words, music, pictures, painting, dancing…anything really…so as to inspire each other on this journey that we walk together…