Kind and True Words

Golden Buddha at the Shambhala Mountain Center, Colorado USA

My mother, daughter and I visited the Shambhala Mountain Center in Colorado a couple of summers ago.

It was a quiet day.  Eva Wong’s Feng Shui workshop participants were just beginning to arrive so we had free run of the retreat center.

Since there were three of us we waited until the lone monk finished her prayers in the stupa.  We looked at all the alters then sat down to meditate.  10-year old Susan finished first.

Later I asked her what happened during her prayer.  She told me,

“I asked the golden woman, how is your life.”

“And what did she say?”

“She said Good.  Then she told me she was happy I was here.”

As thousands prayed for their well-being at her feet, I wondered how many acknowledged Spirit and asked, “How are you today?”

When words are both true and kind, they can change our world. Buddha

The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya at Red Feather Lakes Colorado, USA


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