Thanksgiving Prayer Walk Honoring our Families: Past, Present and Future
Thanksgiving is traditionally a day to gather with family and friends to express thanks for each other and for the food we have to sustain our lives. Ratna Ling has hosted a well-loved Family Thanksgiving Retreat annually for many years.
This year, when so many are unable to attend traditional gatherings due to safety concerns resulting from Covid-19, the residential community at Ratna Ling is performing a special prayer walk at our Enlightenment Stupa to honor family connections across time.
The Buddhist view is that Stupas are pure receptacles for devotion and prayer directed towards peace and harmony amongst living beings. With blessings magnified many times, stupas promote order in nature and in the wider cosmos, protection from disasters and healing for the disquiets of the human heart.
We invite you to sponsor prayers in honor of your family this Thanksgiving season. Our residential community will perform a special ceremony during Thanksgiving week, circumambulating the enlightenment stupa. During the ceremony we will dedicate the merit of the practice to the sponsors and their families and read their names aloud. We will also mail out a commemorative photo and blessing card to the address requested.
Simply click the Register button and give us your individual or family names in the comments section.