2021 Hui – An Exploration of Service
by Shelley Taylor
The hui’s the theme was Service. This came forward as a thread to explore from a previous community hui in March, where questions were raised around what is needed for WET’s wholesome evolution.
When did these seeds first get sown? beginningless time?
This season’s seed variety has a flavour of Service..
The weekend started on Friday where a small but dedicated crew worked on a renewed vision for a sustainable salad garden, new seeds, fresh nourishment, a project to be shared, many hands involved along the way, and salads to harvest.
On Saturday we started looking at three questions
‘What does ‘service’ mean to me?’
‘What encourages or discourages me from freely giving service?’
‘To Whom or What do we serve?’
Then we heard from the Elders, who were asked ‘What does service have to do with awakening?’
and later in the afternoon we reflected on
‘We have an obligation (aspiration/responsibility) as a Dharma Centre to deepen our understanding that ‘Service is the path of Awakening’ How might we do this’
Taking the time to reflect on these questions certainly engaged the heart, along with nourishing food and being together as a community .…the seeds have been nurtured and are swelling with possibility.