A Meditation for Shin Followers
Share this meditation with us. When meditating in a group, the underlined parts are meant to be recited in chorus by all participants.

THE BUDDHA TEACHES US...

STILLNESS,
the stillness in the kiss of the first morning light upon the grasses of the earth.

SUFFERING,
the suffering of the earth, which bears the scars of many memories.

CARING,
the caring that all parents feel for their young.

COURAGE,
the courage of a tree standing all by itself.

HUMILITY,
the humility of the lowly creatures crawling close to the earth's surface.

FREEDOM,
the freedom of migrating birds.

RESIGNATION,
the resignation of the leaves that must fall in the autumn.

RENEWAL,
the renewal of growth in the spring.

SELFLESSNESS,
the selflessness of snowflakes giving up their form in the warm
sun.

And GRATEFULNESS,
the gratefulness of parched earth welcoming the rain.

Developed by Rev. Ulrich,
Manitoba Buddhist Temple