Dear Sangha Members,

September is a time of year for transitions. The long days of summer are getting shorter, the temperatures are beginning to get a little cooler, and students are heading back to school. These seasonal and calendar changes often lead us to adjust our daily routines as well. If we are attentive during this process, we can use this time of change to recognize how certain patterns have become our unintentional habits. Transition is an opportunity to identify the habits and practices we want to reinforce in our lives and to adjust the habits that are getting in the way of our happiness. 

One role our sangha plays is to support each other to develop habits that let us experience the world with wisdom and compassion. This month I encourage you to reflect with other sangha members about how your current habits are serving you and to support each other in strengthening your practice.