With hearts established in mindfulness, we are truly present for sitting and walking meditation, and for reciting the sutras. May this practice center, with its Fourfold Sangha, be supported by the Three Jewels and Holy Beings, well-protected from the eight misfortunes and the three paths of suffering.
"A Sangha is a community of resistance, resisting the speed, violence and unwholesome ways of living that are prevalent in our society. Mindfulness is to protect ourselves and others. A good Sangha will lead us in the direction of harmony and awareness. The substance of the practice is most important. The forms can be adapted." ~ Thich Nhat Hahn