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December

VIRYA – STRENGTH/EFFORT
Workshop date: 12/09/2022

“The characteristic of vigor is strengthening and support. As an old house stands when strengthened by new pillars, so, when strengthened by vigor, wholesome states do not fall away or deteriorate.”

CLASS RECORDINGS

TO DO BEFORE JANUARY CLASS:
– Practice regularly with paramita of the month: Virya / Strength / Effort
– Continue developing service work plan
– Meet with your buddy
– Meet with your small group
– Have a Mentor Interview if you are scheduled here
– Write the Dharma Story assignment: The Parable of the Mustard Seed
– Write Action-Reflection paper #2
– Read the December workshop follow-up articles posted below
– Read at least 50% of the Book-of-the-Month (click here for schedule)
– Consider attending a religious service over the holiday season.

READ

VIRYA / EFFORT
The Perfection of Energy

SERVING AS A BUDDHIST CHAPLAIN
Exploring Our Intention in Service

CULTIVATING PRESENCE & LISTENING
Foundational Listening and Responding Skills
What is Presence (Worksheet)

DHARMA REFLECTION
The Parable of the Mustard Seed

QUOTE

“PRESENCE: A mindfulness to the sacred within the details of life that establishes important ground in the task of meaning making.”

– From Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care in the 21st Century – An Introduction

SUGGESTED LISTENING

Episodes:

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Listeners (Part 2)
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WATCH (If you haven’t already!)

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