Reports from ICP Executive Director Linda Crawford, who is attending the North American Interfaith Network (NAIN) gathering in Canada, July 19-22.
Wed., July 22, 2015
Restoring Spirit Through Sacred Listening
This was our final half-day. We had made many friends and were energized by the conference.
On the first day of the conference, we had been introduced to a mandala that had been set up in the Chapel. Guided by a follower of Tibetan Buddhism, we were all encouraged to participate in painting sand onto a pattern (see photos below). On this, the last day, we assembled in the Chapel for the final ceremony of blessing and the disassembling of the mandala. We were given the opportunity to put sand into small bags to take home, and then the rest of the sand was sprinkled over a nearby lake to take the blessings and prayers all over the world.
This is the archive for the Bay Area Interfaith Connect, the former newsletter for the Interfaith Center at the Presidio .