The Buddha in the Dhammapada states: "Hatred never ceases by hatred, but by love alone is hatred healed. This is the ancient and eternal law." And in this challenging time, we are sending boundless wishes for the safety, well-being, and warm-heartedness of all beings in the world.
RETREATS WITH BRIAN LESAGE
September Retreat: Brian's gift of offering sublime teachings was in full blossom at the September Retreat. We wish that you all could have been there to experience the fresh snow on the peaks, each other's presence, and the enlightening teachings that Brian offered.
May all the benefits of the retreat ripple out to you and all beings everywhere.
March Retreat: Our next retreat will be a non-residential retreat at Mt. Princeton Resort in the upper conference room, March 9th and 10th, 2024. And, if you wanted to make it a fuller retreat, you could reserve a room at Mt. Princeton for the weekend or just for Saturday night!
FALL YARD CEAN-UP GRATITUDE
A deep bow of gratitude to everyone who participated in the yard clean-up. Stop by, see the spiffy yard and the newly landscaped parkway. It is all feeling much more cared for and that is a beautiful gift! Also, many thanks to all who contributed their labor and/or financial support to support the completion of the parkway.
Good news! We have a new addition to our library. A Giveaway Book Box! Yes, all the books in the giveaway box are up for grabs. Come into the library and see if there is a book especially right for you!
Also new: WELCOMING THE UNWELCOME by Pema Chodron - The library also has many other titles of hers.
If you have a title you'd like to see in our library, just fill out the suggestion form and put it in the wooden box on the table. The library is YOUR library. Help us build it!
It is open before and after Sunday and Tuesday sits. If you would like to browse or read at other times, contact Chris O'Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jackie Mart at email@example.com.
No October Potluck
We won't be having our October potluck, but we look forward to seeing you at other events.
SIMC ANNUAL MEETING and POTLUCK
Mark your calendars for Sunday, Dec 10th at 5pm for our Annual Meeting and Potluck. This is a time to offer your ideas for the year to come and to celebrate the community as a whole. The potluck is a wonderful opportunity to introduce friends and family to the Sangha. So please, let them know - the potluck will start at 6:00pm.
Thursday, October 26, 3:30-5:00 at the Sangha House, 248 D St. Salida
The Salida Sangha’s Death Cafe is a place to freely share any topic around death and dying. A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. The Sangha’s Death Cafe is intended to be for those who have or have had a Buddhist practice. However, no one will be turned away. A Death Cafe is NOT a bereavement or grief counseling setting, nor an educational forum for providing information about death and dying. The intention for gathering is to provide a safe and supportive space for a group discussion. Please join us.
May you be filled with loving kindness,
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Fall Yard Clean-Up
Saturday, Oct 7, 9am (probably for 1 1/2 hours)
at the Sangha House - 248 D Street, Salida
Please come help sweeten up the Sangha House yard - we'll be weeding, pruning, general cleaning up, so please bring your gloves, a hat, water, and some sunscreen. We'll provide snacks and tea. Feel free to bring friends and family! If we have enough folks, we will clean a bit in the house. And remember "many hands make light work"! We look forward to seeing you all!
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