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Re: [DallasYiJing] Change and Impermanence, and the poem ?The Dakini Speaks?

From: user 6.
Sent on: Thursday, August 25, 2011 1:32 AM
Thank you Craig for this poem and the talk on impermanence.  Spring stated in her talk that by clinging to our expectations, life becomes a prison, so "let's dance the wild dance of no hope" and give ourselves to the present moment.  
Her statements about impermanence brought to mind the five remembrances of the buddha regarding human nature (which were taught to me by a zen buddhist monk, and I am paraphrasing in my own words): 
1.  remember that we all get sick
2.  remember that we all grow old
3.  remember that we all die
4.  remember that we are all responsible for our own actions (karma)
5.  remember that everything we love will one day be taken away from us
"Hello, Goodbye"
Candace :)

From: Craig Anthony Leger <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Wed, August 24,[masked]:51:53 PM
Subject: [DallasYiJing] Change and Impermanence, and the poem “The Dakini Speaks”

What is the relationship between change and impermanence?
We are studying the Classic of Changes. Is there any connection between Daoist understanding of change, and the Buddhist teaching about impermanence?
I have been listening to this talk by Spring Washam these last couple of weeks on impermanence and change.  (I have probably listened to it three or four times by now.) Spring Washam begins with a poem by Joyce Wellwood called “The Dakini Speaks”
Spring Washam is funny, and light-hearted, even though she is talking about impermanence, a subject that most people treat with undue grimness. She talks about how everything in life is always changing, and why that can help us to see how beautiful and precious life is.
You can see a brief bio of Spring Washam here:
You can listen to Spring Washam’s talk in streaming audio with this link:
If you prefer, you can download the talk with this link:
I am eager to hear your comments on the poem and on the talk by Spring Washam.
Also, don’t forget about our meeting this Saturday:

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