On Wednesday evening, September 23rd, Bonnie will give a dharma talk titled “Buddha’s Robe.” It will be followed by an online discussion. In the talk Bonnie will explore what Buddha’s robe symbolizes. For thousands of years people have passed on the teachings, the meditation practice, and the robe of the Buddha. The robe connects us to our ancestors from India, through China, Japan, and beyond. The robe is liberation, and a ‘field far beyond form and emptiness’. The robe is a teacher, showing us how to be patient, resilient, mindful and modest. The robe is the first instance of the practice of ‘recycling’ and ‘no waste’ as a spiritual practice (that I am aware of). The robe is meditation, every stitch a refuge, hand sewn with care. You do not have to be a priest to wear robes. Any serious practitioner can wear lay sitting robes if you want to feel a formal difference in your practice. And anyone can practice sewing, under the guidance of a Teacher. Anyone can also embrace the teachings of Buddha’s robe without having to physically wear robes. In your normal t-shirt and sweatpants, you can be a buddha (jeans are not recommended though)! Buddha’s robe does not discriminate. Many pieces are sewn into one fabric, showing us that ultimately, we all are one.
Please join us via Zoom:
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Or you may join by entering in the meeting id and password manually:
Meeting ID: 606 711 1411
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During the discussion please mute yourself if you are in a noisy area, and remember to unmute yourself if you are speaking. The discussion will be recorded.
Kannon Do Wednesday Night Online Meditation Schedule (via Zoom)
6:45pm – Online Meditation and Posture Instruction (optional, recommended for first timers)
7:10pm – Online Zazen Meditation (Please go on mute if in a noisy area)
7:50pm – Loving Kindness Meditation
7:55pm – Dharma Talk
9:00pm – 9:30pm Online social hangout, bring your own tea (optional)