Honoring Loved Ones: A Night of Mindful Remembrance

in: Dharma Topics
Discussion Date: Thu, Feb 27, 2020

Dear Still Water Friends,

This Thursday evening, after our meditation period, we will share memories of loved ones who have passed away. It is a time to celebrate, to share, to mourn, and to look more deeply into our interbeing. We’ll create a memorial table with photos and mementos we bring to share.

 This evening is for all who grieve and especially those actively experiencing grief in its most painful stages. Our Still Water tradition grew out of the discomfort I felt after my father’s death. I was glad to be back at St. Patrick Church with my family, but I also wanted the opportunity to be part of an observance with my sangha and with a mindfulness focus.

I grew up Roman Catholic, well-schooled in the promise of eternal life, but it’s my Thich Nhat Hanh-inspired mindfulness practice that helps me... Continued

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