Monday, April 30, 2012

The Path Of Awakening

A friend of mine is leaving Chicago to live and work at the Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia for two years.

I am very excited for her. The above video has some descriptions of life in the monastery. Fascinating! One way to practice Buddhism.

World renowned Pema Chodron narrates a little  about life in the Abbey...

"A life not driven by personal concerns and habitual patterns. The intensity of community life lived compassionately and courageously in accordance of the precepts demands that we wake up.

At first life at the Abbey seems rather idyllic but when you make the commitment to stay for six months or when you decide this is your lifes journey then those places within yourself you don't want to surrender become highlighted."

Do you know those places inside yourself you don't want to surrender? Places that may be preventing you from waking up?

2 comments: said...

No not really. Maybe that was me with school for the longest time and now look at me. LOL.. OK OK I know what you mean. Its going to be hard for you to be with out your friend but there is always e-mail and letters and phone calls that can get very expensive.

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