Coogee Buddhist Group

An Adventure

On Tue, 31 January, 2017 - 09:02
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Dhammalata

“In the Tibetan lojong teachings, one of the instructions for practice is ‘Don’t be so predictable.’ 
As spiritual practitioners we need to have some curiosity about the unknown. When unexplored territory frightens us, we need to ask ourselves, ‘Where’s our sense of adventure?’ ………”
                                                             Elizabeth Mattis, “Open Stillness”


This was today’s share from Tricycle Magazine’s blog and I love it.
It’s so easy for me to lose touch with experiencing life as an adventure to be lived and instead experience it as a relentless list of things to get done and boxes to be checked off. 


In my best form I do keep the lens open that allows me to experience life and every situation I find myself in as a creative opportunity but i need reminding. I need friends, retreats, teachings and meditation to keep that precious space alive where I can, with wisdom recognise that my mind is the place where I gestate responses to absolutely everything …… Now that really does set up the conditions for an adventure and will necessarily stop us from being predictable ……. even to ourselves!


Hope you can meditate with us this week:


Thursday 7 - 8.30 pm


Sunday   8 - 8.50 am


much metta


Dharmalata and on behalf of Padmadakini
 

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