Free yoga, acupuncture, massage, kirtan, snacks, and plenty of smiles to go around . . . brilliant peeps from the neighborhood, friends & students, healers & educators . . . today I’m grateful for the Third Root Open House. I absolutely adore putting together events, and though I only played a small role in this one, it felt so nice to just get out there and talk to community members over a nice cup of freshly brewed herbal tea.
Warms the heart on a snow-kissed winter’s night . . .
On Saturday, November 3rd, at Third Root Community Health Center, yoga, kirtan, acupuncture and massage were offered in a support event for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Participants dedicated the event with the Bodhisattva Prayer for Humanity, words the Dalai Lama meditates on daily.
I’m grateful for being a part of the Third Root community, and touched by the sentiment of the prayer below.
Bodhisattva Prayer for Humanity
May I be a guard for those who need protection
A guide for those on the path
A boat, a raft, a bridge for those who wish to cross the flood
May I be a lamp in the darkness
A resting place for the weary
A healing medicine for all who are sick
A vase of plenty, a tree of miracles
And for the boundless multitudes of living beings
May I bring sustenance and awakening
Enduring like the earth and sky
Until all beings are freed from sorrow
And all are awakened.
— Shantideva, Indian Buddhist sage 700 A.D.
Innit that purty?