Where We Are Is Our Temple — by Jack Kornfield

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Where We Are Is Our Temple — by Jack Kornfield

Post by Welles » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:12 pm

"Expanding our spiritual practice is actually a process of expanding our heart, of widening our circle of insight and compassion to gradually include the whole of our life. Being on earth here in human bodies, this year, this day, is our spiritual practice.

It used to be that most of Eastern spiritual practice was preserved by monks and nuns in monasteries and temples. For centuries much of Western contemplative practice in Europe took place in cloisters as well. In our modern times, the monastery and temple have expanded to include the world itself. Most of us are not going to live as monks and nuns, and yet as lay people we seek a genuine and profound spiritual life. This is possible when we recognize that where we are is our temple, that just here in the life we are leading we can bring our practice alive."


Where We Are Is Our Temple— by Jack Kornfield

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Re: Where We Are Is Our Temple — by Jack Kornfield

Post by Sandy » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:20 am

That was a wonderful bit of writing and a powerful lesson to take into the day. Thank you Welles!
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Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.

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