Gratitude Day

We have much to be thankful for here at Liberation Park. Among them, the Fall weather has been mild, allowing us to get ready for the winter more easily. Life is less stressful than the first half of the year. And Jo Marie was just able to spent a week with Family in Walla Walla.

For Santikaro, among the many things to be grateful for, including improving health, Jo Marie tops the list. She is a delightful companion in life, in Dhamma study & conversation, in love, in work around the place, in thinking about responses to social realities, and in surviving cancer & chemo. She looks after my health better than I do, tho I am trying to learn what I can from her. She does most of the behind the scenes work that allows LP to continue. Her animal charges bring lots of joy & fun. Her caring for others is an inspiration. She warms my heart and makes the hard work of survival easier.

Many thanks, too, for all those who have aided us and continue to support us through the slow path of recovery. May your kindness fuel your practice of dissolving egoism and living with a free heart.

May all beings be well.

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5 Responses to Gratitude Day

  1. jo d says:

    Gratitude for Santikaro’s continued healing and for Liberation Park —
    for its natural beauty, for those who care for it and make it available for all of us to enjoy and learn from. Gratitude for Tender Shoot of Joy sangha and all who make it possible. Gratitude for companionship and guidance along the path as it widens and narrows and bends and straightens, as it disappears in the underbrush and re-emerges dappled with light. May all dwell in peace and love.

  2. Lise says:

    Gratitude to Jo Marie and Santikaro for creating Liberation Park as a community and a place for practicing dhamma and for sharing their lives so generously. And extra thanksgiving this year for SK’s healing under Jo’s loving and wise care.

  3. Bil says:

    SO much to be thankful for.
    Glad to see you doing so well and yes you have a FANTASTIC partner.
    Jan just celebrated her FIVE year anniversary * end of Tamoxifen!

  4. Rodney says:

    Gratitude for the Duddh, aka Siddhartha Gautoma, and all the amazing work he did, then the decision to teach. Super nice, that. Gratitude to all those who have kept the teachings alive from that moment to the present and on into the future. Special thanks to Santikaro and Caitriona, the two who have most effected my life of Dhamma.

    Here’s to enlightenment for all sentient beings,


  5. Aew says:

    I agree with you totally . I am grateful for the fact that I have you both in my live. LP LP is the fruit of love and compassion that blesses all of us.

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