On FRIDAYSs at 2 p.m., Rev. Lara Hoke will lead “Loving-Kindness Sangha Meditation Practice” online. Participants are welcome to stay and meditate the entire time, or leave as they wish (or need) to do. The link for online participants will be: https://tinyurl.com/LovingKindnessSangha
All are welcome! No need to RSVP. Lara will be there, with as many – or as few – people who participate each week.
Curious about the name? “Loving-kindness” is a feeling and expression of compassion, mercy, tenderness, and an unconditional love toward all beings; it is a term used in some religious traditions, notably Buddhism. (Our own blue/teal hymnal includes #1031, “Filled with Loving Kindness”, with lyrics based on a traditional Buddhist meditation.) “Sangha” is actually a Sanskrit word meaning assembly, congregation, or community, and it is used in several religious traditions, most notably Buddhism (but also Jainism, Sikhism, and more). So the name means something like “an assembly of people aspiring to compassion and unconditional love toward all beings” sharing meditation practice.