Sunday morning I did metta (kindness) practice at the Buddhist community house in Coogee at 6 am and then headed down to the croquet club to do it again for our 8 am to 9 am collective sit.
And I had this thought ‘oh, I wonder if people just get bored with doing these practices week after week?’ I mean, I don’t but I wondered if others do.
And that captures a take I have on meditation: it is so important to just keep going. Yes, I can get bored, I can look for novelty and fresh experiences but meditation is absolutely the engine room for me. What really limits me and, actually bores me is my relentless self absorbtion and habit of seeing the world from my own very limited perspective.
So to come back to being present and to be committed to doing so with limitless compassion for self and other ………. well ……. that’s going to create a here and now and a future that is bright, expansive and unendingly creative … nothing boring about that!
Friday January 29th we’re showing the 2021 Tricycle Magazine Short Film Festival
Croquet Club at 8 pm
Grab some popcorn and ring in the New Year with Tricycle’s Buddhist Shorts Film Festival! This January, we’re featuring five short films documenting Buddhist diversity around the world. Among the cinematic journeys in store, we’ll reflect on the Jizo rite for grieving lost pregnancies, join a Buddhist monk in Jerusalem, and watch as Tibetan activists and monks race against time in their attempt to break a Guinness World Record.
Here are links to a couple of the trailers:
Hope you can join us this week:
Tuesday 6 – 7.30 pm Live and Zoom
Sunday 8 – 9 am Live and Zoom
And password to get in: buddha
Dharmalata and on behalf of Padmadakini
Much metta to you and thanks so much to those who have been generous in helping us to make what we offer available to more of our community –
No-one is paid for anything we do ….. we pay $380 per month for the hire of the croquet club
if you’d like to contribute please deposit to the account below:
Triratna Eastern Suburbs
BSB: 032 152
Acct: 315 331