Dear Still Water Friends,
The intention for our Night of Remembrance is to invite those among us who are grieving, especially those grieving fresh losses, to share from their hearts. What would we like the community to know or understand about our loved ones? What are we learning from our grief? What is the legacy of those we carry most tenderly, most raggedly in our hearts?
What’s most present for me this year is appreciation for family members who have died, gratitude for the opportunity to study and practice the Dharma, and for the inspiration and the teachings of my sangha.
When my sister Joanne died suddenly 20 years ago, I felt alone in my grief – a horrible aloneness that at the same time carried with it a glimpse of a heartfulness and connectedness that I had... Continued