Coogee Buddhist Group

accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death

On Tue, 12 November, 2013 - 21:37
Dhammalata's picture
Hi Coogee Meditators

I’ve included a couple of quotes from Brigitte today (see below). Some of you know Brigitte either in person from our Thursday meditation nights or from our recent retreat but all of you now know her through the beautiful photos that grace our Facebook Page and also quite a few of these weekly emails.

Brigitte has moved down to Austinmere on the South Coast but will still join us from time to time.

Brigitte did ‘The Coogee Buddhist Rupa’ series and recently did what I term the ‘Vijayaloka Buddhist Rupa’ Series whilst on our retreat. The photo below is from the Vijayaloka series. She sent them to me with some words of her own and a quote.

I’ve let her quotes speak for themselves. The first (above the photo) is from her and the second (under the photo is her quoting Jean Shinoda Bolen; a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, and an internationally known author and speaker

This photo makes me think about Wabi Sabi, do you know about that Japanese philosophy ? Or ‘art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature, of accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death’.

‘When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.’

Jean Shinoda Bolen

Thanks very much Brigitte for the care and friendship you offer us.

This week we will be doing the Mindfulness of Breathing Practice on Thursday night – I hope you can join us

Much Metta


PS: If you have any interest in following or having a taste of our international urban retreat ‘Blazing Like The Sun’ then click on the link below.

There are excellent talks and led meditations every day until the retreat ends on Saturday. You may have to register / log in but that’s super easy and then you’ll have access to this excellent website on an ongoing basis

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