What makes a day memorable?
Would it be good conversation over breakfast and the company of fellow monastics or the gift of that breakfast cooked by our host? All.
Would it be purchasing two meditation robes at a knock down price, the chance to make bows before an array of Buddhist statues in a hall or the company of a like minded trainee to shop and bow with? All.
Would it be the click clack of knitting needles, the hum of a spinning wheel or the silent communion embedded in shared moments? All, for sure.
For my good hosts in Vancouver and all merit to them in the coming weeks.
The Buddha taught that the offering of merit is the power of ‘good’,
which helps a persons karma find liberation
and helps in the alleviation of suffering.