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Contemplation on
No-Coming, No-Going

This body is not me.
I am not limited by this body.
I am life without boundaries.
I have never been born,
and I have never died.
Look at the ocean and the sky filled with stars,
manifestations from my wondrous true mind.
Since before time, I have been free.
Birth and death are only doors through which
we pass, sacred thresholds on our journey.
Birth and death are a game of hide-and-seek.
So laugh with me,
hold my hand,
let us say good-bye,
say good-bye, to meet again soon.
We meet today.
We will meet again tomorrow.
We will meet at the source every moment.
We meet each other in all forms of life.

Ceremony of Remembrance

Last fall, the WMC had a memorial service to support all those who had lost loved ones in the previous year. We'd like to make it an annual event.

On Sunday, November 4, 2001, the WMC will have its second annual Ceremony of Remembrance. The second half of our regular Sunday gathering will be devoted to the remembrance of those who have gone before us and to offer support for those who are left behind. We will remember, look deeply and see how our loved ones continue to be present in our lives. Please join us.

The Five Remembrances

I am of the nature to grow old.
There is no way to escape growing old.

I am of the nature to have ill-health.
There is no way to escape having ill-health.

I am of the nature to die.
There is no way to escape death.

All that is dear to me and everyone I love are
of the nature to change.
There is no way to escape being separated from them.

I inherit the results of my actions in body, speech, and mind.
My actions are the ground on which I stand.

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