Friday, June 18

Mindful Monday: The night chant

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.


 What are you noticing about the passage of time in your life?

for Mindful Monday

© August 25, 2014, post: Donna Pierce
Photo credit: Jim Barton [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons; "Passage of Time."
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