Join Candle Summers as she offers this guided meditation to the morning meditators online at Portland Insight Meditation Community. She focuses on a poem by Mary Oliver: "On Losing A House". In honor of the tragedy of the castostrophic Maui fire 8/8/23 in which the entire town of Lahiana was reduced to ashes in a few short hours. Tying this in to the Buddha's thoughts on the House Builder in the Dhammapada for Contemplation translation by Ajhan Munindo. Chapter 11 vs. 153-154 "For many lives I have wandered looking for, but not finding, the house-builder who caused my suffering. But now you are seen and you shall build no more. Your rafters are dislodged and the ridge-pole is broken.” Please visit 🤍portlandinsight.org for more classes and events. Thank you for your practice, may it be of great benefit to you and others.