Caring for and about one another as we face CoVid-19

Here at FCSMC, we are encouraging our volunteers, visitors, and sangha to heighten awareness of one another’s well-being and our Center environment.

Our volunteers have been asked to undertake a regular rota to disinfect the Center spaces.

If you are an elder or have underlying health issues, please consider practicing at home. Send us email to let us know how you are doing. Use our online form to request assistance if you need help.

For everyone:

  • If you have any flu-like symptoms – mild or severe – practice compassion for yourself and others – do not enter the Center building. Seek a doctor’s advice if your symptoms concern you.

 

When you come to the Center to practice:

  • Do wash your hands for at least 20 seconds before entering the Center proper and before you leave the Center –  it may help to think of the Four Immeasurables to pass those 20 seconds.
  • Do greet one another with smiles and warmth – from a distance.
  • Do respect each others’ space when choosing a place to sit and when walking.
  • Do rest in appreciation for the health that you have and the opportunity to practice mindful awareness.

 

Council members are following announcements and news shared through the CDC, Colorado state and Larimer County health services to determine best practices and closures. We are seeking ways to continue offering programs online where possible and postponing other programs to a later date.

We greatly look forward to seeing you when we see you – may you be well.

The Four Immeasurables

May all beings enjoy happiness and the root of happiness.

May all beings be free of suffering and the root of suffering.

May all beings not be separated from the great happiness devoid of suffering.

May all beings dwell in the great equanimity,  free from passion, aggression, and prejudice.

3 thoughts on “Caring for and about one another as we face CoVid-19

  1. I believe ruling that “elders” should practice at home, even if they are not sick is a stretch too far. If we are healthy we are not putting others at risk.The decision to practice only at home should be our own decision. If we get sick then we should not come in and threaten others just like the younger practitioners.

  2. Thank you both for using this forum to object to how I worded what was meant to be a suggestion; I have changed that sentence slightly, and I hope it rests a little more lightly in the minds and hearts of those who read this post.

    No doubt the days ahead will require continuing contemplation about what are the compassionate actions we can take to care for ourselves and others.

    May we each be touched and inspired by our practice for the benefit of all beings.

    I look forward to seeing you again.

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