We have been taking a ‘wait and see’ approach to re-opening the Dharma Center because we want everyone to be safe. Many churches are doing the same because it looks like it may be awhile before pandemic numbers stabilize. We are lucky to live in an area that provides great outside activities that allow for safe distancing.
We have received suggestions to host outside opportunities for group Dharma practice, but that has some logistical and administrative challenges. As an organization, we are responsible for monitoring safety and this requires us to respect state regulations along with recommendations from our insurance carrier. Suffice it to say, it is not so easy.
So, may we ZOOM to a new normal for the time being and wear masks in public. May all beings discover a way to find balance and joy while being mindful of others. May all beings be happy and free from suffering.