We Are Orlando

We Are Orlando1

“We Are Orlando”

As part of our The 7 Factors of Enlightenment series. Factor 2 is Investigation of dharmas; specifically of the 3 Marks of Existence:

  • Impermanence / Change
  • Not-self / Not-selfing
  • Suffering / Dis-ease

A Dharma talk framing how our reactions to the shooting in Orlando on Sunday, June 12th, may cause more suffering/harm if we don’t bring awareness to our difficulties with these laws of our existence:

Here are links to the posts mentioned in the talk:

RedState , ThinkProgress and to the List of names for those who died (including the shooter)

Discussions after the talk is off-line for privacy …. And, we did talk about anger as a response. While there is no one “right” answer on what to “do” about anger, I would say that caring for what we might call “the inside” (our own strong emotions and our habitual tendencies at such moments) and what we might call “the outside” (the impact of any speech or behavior) both need to be remembered.

May this Dharma talk, this post, all our practices, and our interactions with each other be for the benefit of all beings.

We Are Orlando 2

Photos: At Civic Center in SF after we marched thru the streets from the rally in the Castro on June 12th. One of many events around the world in response.

“May all beings be free from suffering and the causes of suffering.”

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