We receive this sustenance gratefully, appreciating all the forms of life that have offered themselves for our benefit. We are grateful for all the abundance in our lives and for our loved ones – both those present and those who are absent from this table. May the ancestral peoples of the land where we gather be blessed. And may our actions in this world bring peace and happiness to all beings. May it be so.
Ven. Dr. Myodo Jabo (Sandy Gougis) is a Zen Master and Priest in the Five Mountain Zen Order. She began studying Theravâdin Buddhism in 1998, adding Zen in 2003, and Vajrayana Buddhism in 2008. She currently practices in both the Zen and Tibetan traditions. Her Zen teacher is Most Ven. Wonji Dharma of the Five Mountain Zen Order, and her Tibetan guru is Lama Tsultrim Allione of Tara Mandala. In her free time, Myodo enjoys painting, jewelry making, and other creative endeavors. View All Posts