Dedication for "Nine Minutes of Silence" -- Dec. 3rd, 2011

By [practicing, praying, meditating, resting in silence] together on this third day of December, 2011, we recognize the basic connection we share with all beings.   We understand that a single action, born of greed, or compassion, can ripple across ecological, economic and social systems, touching the lives of many whom we will never meet.

In recognizing this, we dedicate ourselves to understanding how the qualities of greed, hatred and delusion play out in our own lives.   We commit to cultivating mindfulness, compassion and lovingkindness in our hearts and our minds for the benefit of many.

Through [practicing, praying, meditating, resting in silence] together we offer our personal transformation as a means for social transformation, and through social engagement we offer our open hearts, and our energy, to others.

May all beings come to know peace,
May our social systems come to know justice,
May our path embody these goals,
For the benefit of all.

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