The ceremony involving chanting and prostrations before the Buddha help to generate respect, clarity of mind and repentance—to let go of the past year and bring about good conditions for the year ahead. The abbess delivered a Dharma talk asking us to be inspired by the rooster in our efforts this year. Rising early every morning, the rooster is a symbol of diligence.
Executive Secretary – Jeffrey (Sutra Study A)
As a result of ceremony preparations, I came to understand that in order to be successful, you must harness individual expertise and team performance. I find that if you take a few minutes to meditate prior to performing your task, it can have significant benefits namely being more aware and alert. This is looking inwardly and being continuously aware. I am glad that I can put this into practice from what has been taught in our meditation class.