Do you have ten minutes to pray or chant for peace?
I haven’t put out a challenge for a while since the break I gave to you for the holidays segued into a break for me… I’ve been thinking again about the power of two or more gathered together so I want to re-issue a challenge of the past–one I will be periodically issuing. By May 11 try to get together with at least three other people to spend a minimum of 30 minutes saying the lovingkindness chant or participating in a meditation on peace or praying for peace or whatever your preferred way of praying for peace might be. If you can only get two people, do it with three. Sometime within a few days before the gathering, spend at least 15 minutes doing the chant or prayer on your own
Write a post that discusses your experiences. Link to this post and tag it CollPraySun. Did you feel any difference between doing it alone and doing it with others? Was one more or less enjoyable for you than the other? Did one feel deeper? Did either of them give you any sense of deeper connectedness to the web of all life or to a movement for peace? Did either of them leave you feeling disconnected? Whatever nuances of experience you had, write us a post.
Collective Prayer Sundays: In case you’re new, we’re finding 10 minutes at a minimum to pray or chant or meditate (or???) for peace every Sunday. Details are on the CPS page. For comments: you can comment here or on that page or you can go to the Facebook page.