This month we’ll offer two opportunities to come together with our fellow sangha members to express our gratitude for our lives, our friendships, our community. Even the little things are worth pausing and appreciating, let alone the big things like having good conditions in our lives to practice the Dharma.
On November 21st, Thanksgiving Eve, Viriyalila will lead a Gratitude Puja based on the Sevenfold Puja. There will be an opportunity to reflect on the people and conditions in our lives that we are grateful for in the context of this Buddhist ritual.
And the following week, November 28th, we’ll be Celebrating Sangha, the third of the Three Jewels. Triratna Buddhists around the world will be celebrating both the ideal of creating a spiritual community, and also the actual spiritual community which we are trying to build.