October 12, 2016 New Moon Alignment

Wesak Festival

The quieter you become the more you can hear.
- Ram Dass

Cosmically Aligned, We Embrace
The Eternal Rhythm of the Ages,
The Rhythm of the Sages

Actual New Moon time ...
Monday, October 12 at 5:06 pm PDT / Tuesday, October 13 at 00:06 UT

Suggested Meditation during the new moon phase in preparation
for the upcoming October 27 Scorpio Festival Full Moon ~

The Great Bell Chant (The End of Suffering)

May the sound of this bell penetrate deep into the cosmos
Even in the darkest spots
Living beings are able to hear it clearly
So that all suffering in them cease
Understanding comes to their heart
And they transcend the path of sorrow and death.

The universal dharma door is already open
The sound of the rising tide is heard clearly
The miracle happens
A beautiful child appears in the heart of a lotus flower
One single drop of this compassionate water
Is enough to bring back the refreshing spring
to our mountains and rivers.

Listening to the bell
I feel the afflictions in me begin to dissolve
My mind calm
My body relax
A smile is born on my lips
Following the sound of the bell
My breath brings me back to the safe island of mindfulness.

In the garden of my heart
The flowers of peace bloom beautifully.

- Thich Nhat Hanh

Because the day of new moon is most conducive for meditation, this creative endeavor allows us to deepen alignment with the rhythm of the monthly cycle. Opening to Spirit, we invoke those pure energies available only in stillness.

The moon is always full and at every time round. However, we can only see that part which is illumined by light. Full moon represents total visibility, new moon the seeming invisibility. At half-moon we see one half of the moon, for ordinary man the other half is hidden. A yogi sees the complete moon which presents itself as both a visible and as an occultly visible part. With his sight he can perceive both sides; therefore he is called a seer and his view occult sight. If we are intensely introspective with persistence, we also can see the hidden qualities and that we exist beyond the changing qualities.

- from Circle of Goodwill Taurus 2010 (VI:10) newsletter

When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment,
our understanding of what is going on deepens, and
we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love.

- Thich Nhat Hanh

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