Gaia Our Earth
Dear Spirit to Spirit friend,
These beautiful verses by Thich Nhat Hanh were offered at our January
One Meditation program (www.onemeditation.net) by our
guest teacher Cynthia Jurs (www.gaiamandala.net).
This is an essential time for us to deepen our connection with Mother Earth take care
of Gaia in every way that we can. For Earth herself and for us.
OPENING VERSES of Refuge and Bodhicitta
with gratitude to Thich Nhat Hanh
Perfection of Wisdom, Mother of buddhas, bodhisattvas and all beings, nourishing,
holding and healing all, Great Mother Earth, precious jewel of the cosmos, to you
we bow in gratitude.
We take refuge in the Earth as our teacher, the one who shows us the Way in this life.
We take refuge in the Earth as an expression of the dharma, the teachings of interbeing, understanding, and love.
We take refuge in the Earth as an embodiment of the sangha, the vast interdependent community of life, in balance and harmony.
Living within the web of life on Earth, we dedicate ourselves to embodying awakened awareness on the path of healing in service to all beings.
We dedicate our lives to realizing our oneness with Gaia.
In Gratitude & Love, Joanna