Since our Sangha meets on Wednesday evenings, Thanksgiving Eve is dedicated to reflecting gratitude for the benefits of Buddhist principles and practices and the bounty and beauty of life on this planet.  During the talk, various participants contributed their insights and appreciations for the benefits of meditation practice.

Next week’s talk will focus on the fourth of the Brahma Viharas (Divine Abidings), Upekkha, which is the balancing function that allows us to avoid the “near enemy” and “far enemy” of each of the other benevolent qualities–Metta (Lovingkindness), Karuna (Compassion) and Mudita (Sympathetic Joy).