For anyone who’s interested in feeling more connected during the chanting, there will be a group of us here in the Bluegrass chanting from about 3:15-4:15 p.m. EDT today (Aug. 4). This is outside the time frame of Collective Prayer Sundays and is meeting the challenge to gather at least three other people and chant with them by Aug. 11 at midnight. I’ll also chant at my usual time, approx. 11:45 p.m. EDT And there’s a recording of me chanting on the Collective Prayer Sundays page.
For the first 15 minutes we will chant;
May I be filled with lovingkindness
May I be well
May I be peaceful and at ease
May I be happy.
For the second 15 minutes we will chant:
May ______ (friend or loved one’s name-same person all the way through) be filled with lovingkindness
May he/she be well
May he/she be peaceful and at ease
May he/she be happy.
We’ll do a brief meditative walk at the halfway point. The final half hour will be spent chanting:
May the earth be filled with lovingkindness
May she be well
May she be peaceful and at ease
May she be happy. [The End]
Of course, say your own prayer or chant if you wish.
I know there are some other bloggers who are planning to pray or chant at the same time and there are a couple of other groups around here with meetings at that time who plan to stop and chant at the same time. I’ll be so interested to hear comments about how it felt to either (1) chant at the same time as this gathering, and/or (2) to chant with your own group. Don’t forget the Facebook page is also available for comment — click the “like” button to the right (I think you have to be logged in to FB).
- Collective Prayer Sundays Challenge and Reminder (bluegrassnotes.wordpress.com)
- Praying for me or thee (bluegrassnotes.wordpress.com)
- First Prayer Sunday: Let’s Make Peace! (bluegrassnotes.wordpress.com)
- Collective Prayer Sundays Week Two (bluegrassnotes.wordpress.com)
- Chanting Mindfully for Peace (bluegrassnotes.wordpress.com)