Group Kick-Off, Seven Wonders, Women in Early Sangha, and More
- Gassho Group,
How wonderful to share dharma with this group. I am honored to join you all.
The "Seven Wonders" brought a smile to my face as I heard it. Children often penetrate the true meaning of life with great clarity.
"Women in Early Sangha" sounds like an exellent topic for discussion, and I would suggest that we consider expanding it to include contemporary women buddhist teachers as well. Most all of us owe a great debt to the women in our lives who nurtured us in miriad ways. It is most certianly true with me, from being raised by a single woman, (my Aunt) who displayed great courage and compassion by taking on the upbringing of myself and my 2 brothers (Gassho "Auntie"....Nine Bows), to the compassionate and patient "pointing" given by my teacher of many years; EidoRoshi, a most remarkable "Woman of Zen". Also Gassho to Tamra, who opened her home and heart to a "Blind Donkey".
May we be a blessing to other's practice. I am most gratful for this sangha.