Mindful Response to a School Shooting – Tricycle

Mindfulness doesn’t numb you to your emotions, but it makes them less of a roller coaster. It brings a measure of equanimity. So commitment to a cause—a commitment likely to fade if based on the passions of the moment—can endure. What’s more, a mindful attitude can preserve a sense for the big picture—for example, the fact that, even aside from mass shootings, thousands of Americans are killed by handguns every year – Robert Wright

What is the Mindful Response to a School Shooting?

Our Mutual Shared Awakening

Nothing is separate and alone. This is how things are. This is compassion, not merely an extra something one of us feels for another, but existence itself. Being is by its nature sharing and loving. And we realize this not as a concept or a method we can work at and finally grasp, but as a truth that we perceive through our mutual recognition, our mutual shared awakening. – Norman Fischer

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You Say You Want a Resolution? Come to Trinity Zen

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Welcome back to Trinity students. Trinity Zen begins its 21st year on Tuesday, Jan. 23. Come join us for meditation, a bit of chanting, conversation and, of course, cookies.

New to meditation? Come to the Crypt Chapel, which is downstairs from the main Chapel (take a right at the main altar and go down the stairs).

Make 2018 the year you learn to “put it all down” and develop inner calm and resilience.