Ven. Charama has decided to take off the rest of the month of January as a sabbatical, to spend time in silent retreat, study, write, and chant. The goal is to spend time in retreat, study, write, and chant. (Kind of a Zen joke.)
Seriously, the purpose of said sabbatical is to re-energize and dive into our direction of “only love dispels hate.”
So much is going on in America that could derail such a direction, make people think it’s not useful or beneficial or even practical. On the contrary, it’s needed now more than ever before.
January is a skillful month for a sabbatical, anyway. The weather is usually inclement. So driving to get here can be a challenge. Plus, it’s (philosophically, anyway) a time of renewal – the start of a new year.
So, if you’re so inclined, please join us again the first Sunday in February (which is the 8th, at 10am, Eastern) for a time of sitting, chatting, and drinking tea.
Many Bows, Great Love,
Only Love Zen Sangha