Day Retreat with Pat George

Faith Mind Sutra

When: Saturday, February 4th, 9am to 4pm

Where: Plymouth Meeting Friends, 2150 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA

No pre-registration necessary. Please arrive around 10-15 minutes early to get settled. Snacks and tea will be served. Please bring a bag lunch. We suggest voluntary dana of $25 (according to your means) for the teacher. No one will be turned away.

Pat George will focus on the Faith Mind Sutra, a beautiful poem of uncertain but early origin, generally attributed to the Chinese monk Seng Ts’an. This poem Is the one that famously admonishes us to “avoid picking and choosing” and to have “no preferences.” How do we avoid making choices in a human life that requires us to make many decisions every day? Even if we try to avoid preferences by doing nothing, that to becomes a choice.

We’ll examine this sutra and try to understand how we can live in a choiceless universe and still function in our everyday lives.


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