From the World of Confusion to the Place of Freedom and Inclusiveness
Sangha Offerings from Order of Interbeing members Aurora Leon and Sara Henry, as well as a Dharma Talk by ordained Dharma Teacher and Order of Interbeing member Fern Dorresteyn.
Dear friends on the path,
MorningSun Community wholeheartedly welcomes you to spend a day of mindfulness in our beloved community. This is an online Day of Practice together with a ceremony to honor and practice with the present struggles and awakening of our society, namely many deaths and hardships caused by racism and covid-19.
No matter where we are in the world, what is happening in our lives, we can put down our projects, individual schedules, and sense of isolation and grief, as we drop deeply into the spirit of community presence together.
We are grateful to have senior Dharma Teacher Fern Dorresteyn and OI members Aurora Leon and Sara Henry share their experiences from their hearts and compassion. They will convey how this time of suffering can be a profound opportunity for deepening our spiritual practice and strengthening our capacity to be compassionately present with our suffering.
These crises of racism and covid-19 are experienced both collectively and individually. This is a rare chance to heal ourselves and our collective lives, touch true compassion with each other, and still experience the interbeing of life. Now is the time to practice as one spiritual family, and journey deeper into the heart of our practice than ever before.
- 10 am Welcome to the Sangha
- 10:30 am Guided sitting meditation
- 11:00 am Mindful movements and break
- 11:15 am Dharma talks
- 12:30 pm Lunch/outdoor walking (offline)
- 1:30 pm Guided deep relaxation
- 2:00 pm Ceremony*
- 2:40 pm Closing and gratitudes
- 2:50 pm Goodbyes
*We welcome you to bring your whole selves to the ceremony. You are invited to prepare a small altar space in your sitting area, with any photograph or object which helps you to connect with important sources of compassion and wisdom in your life. You may also like to place on the altar a card, letter, or news clipping for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, anyone who has passed recently, or anyone who is currently struggling, who you wish to support.
*Registration does not include dana ($ gift). All dana of this day will be given to Susu Healing Collective’s BIPOC Farming and Land Fund.
After you register, you will receive an email with information on how to connect from home to this online event: