Last Sunday my husband and I, for the first time joined a Sangha meeting. This particular group follows teachings of Thích Nhat Hanh. It was a wonderful experience, especially for me, to be able to just sit there for 20 minutes with the only purpose of meditation, followed by 20 minutes of walking meditation, then again seated meditation. Then we had a little time for tea and talk, and in conclusion had a discussion about one of Thich Nhat Hanh’s books.
For me, however, all was great, although I too would like to learn, to talk about a deeper practice.
But this meeting being our very first, we enjoyed it and will definitely be back. It just felt great to be surrounded by like-minded souls. I also have a feeling that these discussions take tone of those participating. If one feels the need to speak of a deeper, higher practice, than others will join in. Issues that come up, are those that the group is ready for.
The most important lesson I took from that meeting, is lesson of Impermanence. It was barely touched upon, but it immediately took my attention over. For almost a week now it still is one idea I am working out. I talked about it a little in “My Day 1 of 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse” post.