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Wesak Day on the Camino

Celebrating Wesak wandering in nature, I've been hearing teachings and contemplating the years of struggle before the Buddha's enlightenment.

Struggling with the buffeting winds of desire and aversion, even in the midst of such beauty on the coastal Camino . . . I'm full of gratitude to the Buddha for his courage and perseverance in the relentless search for the way out of suffering.

Taking inspiration from his life story this Wesak Day, there's so much encouragement to make effort now . . . to practice restraint and see the mind's movements of wanting and not wanting as Dhammas arising and passing . . . no more compelling , no more personal than the sea breezes, the passing clouds, or the waves on the seashore.

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