A Graduation Meditation

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Tomorrow, our son Leon has a little graduation ceremony from Kindergarten, and he's about to start 1st grade. It is a day of joy, also mixed with a touch of sadness at passing time.

How should we approach such moments in our lives from a Buddhist perspective?

Well, first we should know that even happiness can be an obstacle in a Buddhist way if we cling to that happiness, hold on too tightly. We have to be willing to see all life pass and change.

But that does not mean we cannot savor happiness in the moment. We can, so long as we allow whatever comes next to come too.

(please excuse my red eyes today ... spring is here, and allergy season is upon us.

I am just trying to be 'at one' with the pollen too)

(remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells;
a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended)

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