October 8 ~  The Big Picture Present Moment: A Retreat on the Practice of Mindfulness

"If we worry about the big picture, we are powerless. So my secret is to start right away doing whatever little work I can do. I try to give joy to one person in the morning and remove the suffering of one person in the afternoon. If you and your friends do not despise the small work, a million people will remove a lot of suffering. That is the secret. Start right now." ~ Sister Chân Không

The secret is: do the little work, do not worry about the big picture...

Buddhist master Sister Chân Không (1938-), also known as Sister True Emptiness, was born on a small farm in war-torn Vietnam, the eighth of nine children.

Dedicating her life to helping Others, she has worked closely with poet and scholar Thich Nhat Hanh as a link between the East and West worlds.

A loving caregiver to refugees and orphans, she said of war, "We saw that in order to survive we had to walk in the direction of beauty." Her work has been a celebration of compassion and peace.

One person at a time...

Start right now.