I just read a post on a blog called 50 percent Dakini describing the author's recent retreat at Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, NM, with Roshi Joan Halifax. The sangha* recites a chant each evening consisting of the four bodhisattva** vows and the evening gatha***.
Creations are numberless, I vow to free them.
Delusions are inexhaustible, I vow to transform them.
Reality is boundless, I vow to perceive it.
The awakened way is unsurpassable, I vow to embody it.
Life and death are of supreme importance.
Time passes swiftly, and opportunity is lost.
Let us awaken, awaken.
DO NOT SQUANDER YOUR LIFE.
for Mindful Monday
© August 25, 2014, post: Donna Pierce
Photo credit: Jim Barton [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons; "Passage of Time."
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