APPAMADA

January 2013 Blog Posts (1)

The role of the spiritual community in contemporary life

Notes from Peg's Appamada dharma talk, January 6, 2013

 

As we begin a new year, I thought we might want to reflect on the role of a spiritual community such as Appamada in contemporary life. Such a community can serve as

 

  1. support and encouragement on the spiritual path:
    • It is difficult to live a life in accord with our deepest spiritual principles and aspirations. We come together to support each other in this…
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Added by Peg Syverson on January 6, 2013 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

 

 

Appamada is not just the occasional mindful thought or attentive state of mind, it’s actually a commitment to being attentive. It’s more than just a meditative state of mind, it’s more than just being mindful. It has to do with that primary ethical or moral orientation we have in life, with which we bring into being whatever activity we’re engaged in. Whether in formal meditation, in our interactions with other people, in our social concerns, or in our political choices, it’s the energetic cherishing of what we regard as good.

—Stephen Batchelor

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