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May all beings come to know peace,
May our social systems come to know justice,
May our path embody these goals, for the benefit of all.
Nine Minutes of Silence
On December 3rd, all around the country, we came together to practice Nine Minutes of Silence at Occupy sites, in our sanghas, and in our homes. The Buddhist Peace Fellowship and the Interdependence Project headed a coalition of transformative practice groups who planned and participated in this action. After the Nine Minutes of Silence, we dedicated our practice. If you weren't able to participate, this Dedication explains what the event was all about. We offer this Dedication to you and invite you to continue contemplating and using these words in your practice!
Dedication for Nine Minutes of Silence
By practicing together on this third day of December, 2011, we recognize the basic connection we share with all beings. We understand that a single action, born of greed, or compassion, can ripple across ecological, economic and social systems, touching the lives of many whom we will never meet.
In recognizing this, we dedicate ourselves to understanding how the qualities of greed, hatred and delusion play out in our own lives. We commit to cultivating mindfulness, compassion and lovingkindness in our hearts and our minds for the benefit of many.
Through practicing together we offer our personal transformation as a means for social transformation, and through social engagement we offer our open hearts, and our energy, to others.
May all beings come to know peace, May our social systems come to know justice, May our path embody these goals, For the benefit of all.
Written by Patrick Groneman of the Interdependence Project.
With deep bows,
Sarah Weintraub, Jacks McNamara, Everett Wilson, and Dawn Haney
Buddhist Peace Fellowship Staff
PS: Read more about Nine Minutes of Silence here. Read more about Buddhist Peace Fellowship and the Occupy Movement here. And please consider making a donation to support our work!
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Want to support Buddhist Peace Fellowship and have a little extra time this month? We are in need of some short-term volunteer help in the office in Oakland, California during December and early January.
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