Spotlight on Our Sangha: Saran
Jul 21, 2019
A few years ago I was going through a major life change – the breakup of a long-term relationship, and a career change, plus I also nearly lost my apartment. It ended up taking a long time to get through – about a year. It was a period of a lot of grief and mourning. It wasn’t easy.
Eventually I realized I had to accept that this process of rebuilding myself and my life might be long and arduous but I had to stick with it.
When I look back now, it was the kindness of others that got me through. My family and my friends really stepped up.
I also found the Center during this time, and felt immediately included. There is so much help here: community, friends, amazing teachers. I eased into the practice and with time I felt my grief lessen.
The Center has helped me understand a lot about suffering and that we all suffer so much.
My goal for the future is to be happy and help others also be happy. I want to help people understand the truth about suffering and help them see it doesn’t have to be permanent.
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