I am in you & You are in me Part 3: TUP Peace & Permaculture Dojo and temple

去年の冬から、お主屋の工事が始まった平和とパーマカルチャー道場にも、マタニティ写真を取って来ました。ここで、お腹の中の赤ちゃんと一緒にベンチを作ったり、床を貼ったり、壁を土で塗ったりしました。まだ生まれてない赤ちゃん1歳上の先輩(道場)は、これから、うちの子の深い学び場になることを願ってます!

Our sprouting peace and permaculture dojo, where we are growing a peace culture, is also an important piece in our lives. “Our hope is that, like Gandhi’s ashrams, the Possibility Alliance in Missouri, Casa De Paz in California, Plum Village, and many other places to practice peace, this can be part of the global peace infrastructure during the Great Turning.” Like in Schumacherian economics, the dojo’s vision is to create “health, beauty and permanence and learn to live peacefully, not only with our fellow humans but also with nature”. We’re really happy that our baby, who is already involved in helping to create the dojo, will be a part of creating this peace culture.

先月の道場での「気づきの日」に、皆と歩く瞑想をしてた時に、たまたま見つけたお寺にお参りに行ってきました。不動明王様と子安観音様もいらしゃいます。静けさが感じられる場所が大好き〜赤ちゃんが元気で、平和で、幸せに育てられますように。

We also went to pay respect at a temple that I found by chance with the participants of Day of Mindfulness while doing our walking meditation. It was a pleasant surprise to find such a beautiful temple near us with a big bell that you could invite, and yet hardly anyone seems to visit. Inviting the bell is a practice we learn from Plum Village, and it’s really rare to be able to invite big temple bells like this.

May the sound of this bell penetrate deeply into the cosmos.
In even the darkest spots, may living beings hear it clearly
so their suffering will cease,
understanding arise in their hearts,
and they can transcend the path of anxiety and sorrow.

Namo Shakyamunaye Buddha.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

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