Full Moon Gathering this Saturday; "Spiritual Friendship" this Sunday with Jane Rauenhorst

October 27, 2023

Full Moon Gathering this Saturday; "Spiritual Friendship" this Sunday with Jane Rauenhorst

Dear Community,

Next Full Moon Gathering, Saturday October 28, at 7pm

We gather on each full moon as an additional opportunity to connect to our practice and the intentions that give our lives meaning and balance. Our next meeting will be 7:00 PM this Saturday evening via Zoom. We hope you can join us to connect to our inner strengths and values, our bodies and hearts, and to each other. This is a time set aside for caring for ALL of who you are with kindness, patience and curiosity.  

There is no need to register before-hand, just go on the Mpls. Insight website and click on “online offering” then scroll down and click “zoom link”  Here’s the link to join: Registration and Zoom information available here.

Sunday 10am Community Practice & Discussion

We will meet via Zoom this Sunday, 10/29, from 10 - 11am CT for our weekly Community Practice & Discussion. Jane Rauenhorst will offering an exploration of how spiritual friendship, (Kalyanamitta) offers us refuge, solace and guidance in the midst of our challenging lives and the grief and confusion we can feel living in this world.  Spiritual friendship can be a beautiful part of our practice.  It can take many forms and be nurtured in many ways.  

A quote from Ajahn Amaro on Spiritual Friendship: Through getting to know those who delight in the Buddha's teaching we create a connection with them; we establish a support system. This is kalyanamitta, the network of spiritual friendship. This is what really enables us as a human society to hold together. Political agreements don't work, laws don't work; it is our ability to strengthen and affirm our qualities of inner beauty, of kindness and generosity, and to encourage those in others - that's what enables human beings to live in a wholesome and profitable way.

In spiritual friendship, we can actually be with each other. We open ourselves to the other person, ready to notice any grudges that we have, or the opinions and obsessions we have about them, as well as the attractions towards them. Then we can enter more into the place of listening, of forgiving, of letting go of the past and just being open to the present. And this is the most wonderful and beautiful gift we can give.

We hope you can join us on Sunday, All meditation experience levels are welcome. Registration and Zoom information available here

With Metta

Minneapolis Insight