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Sayt k'ilim goot (Of One Heart): Transforming Suffering

Sayt k'ilim goot (Of One Heart): Transforming Suffering Sayt k'ilim goot (Of One Heart) Transforming Suffering patricia j. vickers Suffering occurs. This is the first of the four Noble Truths from the teachings of the Buddha.1 Recently, I was granted a scholarship to attend a residential training retreat titled "Meditation in Action" at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California, facilitated by Donald Rothberg and Diana Winston, founder of the Buddhist Alliance for Social Engagement Program. There were approximately seventy-five retreat participants with fourteen in our group and approximately ten staff members. Each participant was given a community chore upon registration, and my chore for the week was clearing the food away following breakfast. The chores introduced retreat participants to the staff and the workings of the Spirit Rock community life. In the words of the Spirit Rock News, the Spirit Rock Teachers Council of nineteen members have generally practiced insight meditation for over twenty years. Many have trained in the monasteries of Asia. Over the years, they have each been invited into a formal teacher training group by the most senior teachers based on their depth of practice, maturity of understanding, and compassionate heart.2 It was pointed out to me by a co-participant that I http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The American Indian Quarterly University of Nebraska Press

Sayt k'ilim goot (Of One Heart): Transforming Suffering

The American Indian Quarterly , Volume 29 (3) – Dec 30, 2005

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Sayt k'ilim goot (Of One Heart) Transforming Suffering patricia j. vickers Suffering occurs. This is the first of the four Noble Truths from the teachings of the Buddha.1 Recently, I was granted a scholarship to attend a residential training retreat titled "Meditation in Action" at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California, facilitated by Donald Rothberg and Diana Winston, founder of the Buddhist Alliance for Social Engagement Program. There were approximately seventy-five retreat participants with fourteen in our group and approximately ten staff members. Each participant was given a community chore upon registration, and my chore for the week was clearing the food away following breakfast. The chores introduced retreat participants to the staff and the workings of the Spirit Rock community life. In the words of the Spirit Rock News, the Spirit Rock Teachers Council of nineteen members have generally practiced insight meditation for over twenty years. Many have trained in the monasteries of Asia. Over the years, they have each been invited into a formal teacher training group by the most senior teachers based on their depth of practice, maturity of understanding, and compassionate heart.2 It was pointed out to me by a co-participant that I

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The American Indian QuarterlyUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Dec 30, 2005

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