Wake Up New York's First Indoor Meeting at Still Mind Zendo, July 8th from 7:30-9:30pm
This Friday, July 8th, from 7:30-9:30pm will be our first night back at Still Mind Zendo (https://stillmindzendo.org/) since March 2020! The address is 37 W. 17th Street, #6W. The front door should be open until 7:45pm, so please arrive by then at the latest, and take the elevator up to the 6th floor, and enter the door to the left.
Max and Ariana will be facilitating sangha this week as we come together for another in person, sangha gathering. If you can't make it in person, please consider joining via zoom at the following address:
Please fill out the form below before sangha so we may keep track of who is attending sangha in case of lost items, announcements and for public health purposes.
This week we will be practicing with the 5 aggregates or skandhas:
"The five skandhas, which may be translated into English as five heaps, or five aggregates, are the five elements that comprise a human being. These five elements flow like a river in every one of us. In fact, these are really five rivers flowing together in us: the river of form, which means our bodies; the river of feelings; the river of perceptions; the river of mental formations; and the river of consciousness. They are always flowing in us. So according to Avalokita, when he looked deeply into the nature of these five rivers, he suddenly saw that all five are empty.
If we ask, “Empty of what?” he has to answer. And this is what he said: “They are empty of a separate self.” That means none of these five rivers can exist by itself alone. Each of the five rivers has to be made by the other four. It has to coexist; it has to inter-be with all the others."
-Thich Nhat Hanh, available at: