Awakening to Our Suffering

in: Dharma Topics
Discussion Date: Thu, Aug 04, 2022

Thursday Evening Online Program August 4, 2022   7:00 to 8:45 pm Eastern time

Dear Still Water Friends,

It’s not without some embarrassment that I share my reaction to contracting COVID. Despite being fortunate to experience relatively mild symptoms, like those of a bad a cold, I was consumed with disbelief and resentment at having to cancel a long-planned vacation and instead isolate at home. I knew that most Americans will likely contract COVID and that the majority already have, many with far worse consequences including death or debilitation. Still I struggled with the thought, “How can this possibly be happening to me!?” I found myself unable to stop thinking about how my infection was both unfair and avoidable.

The experience prompted me to think about the Buddha, who at... Continued

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