Saturday, January 21, 2017

Inauguration Day sitting and ceremony

We joined together on inauguration day for a time of silent meditation and for a ceremony to attend to the new American president's vow in a prayerful context. In accord with our highest principles and values, we invited all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas to support the safety and well-being of our country and the world.

Shao Shan Temple altar with copy of U.S. Constitution and world globe

May the penetrating light of wisdom dispel the darkness of illusion.
May all harmful karma be dissolved and the mind flower bloom in eternal spring.
May our sangha and communities be peaceful and harmonious.
May the citizens of our land be safe and content.
May our nation’s leaders be filled with goodness, wisdom and courage.
May peace prevail in our communities.
May peace prevail in the nation.
May peace prevail on earth.
May our joyful practice radiate a vast and compassionate mind for all beings.