Diamond Net

Sangha Support In Old Age, Sickness & Death

Providing support and advocacy for practice

Help with challenges – you are not alone

The inevitabilities of old age, sickness, and death are no different today than they were nearly 2500 years ago when the Buddha encountered them as a young prince.

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With this in mind, a group of MRO students and Sangha members came together to form the Diamond Net.

Named after the symbolic Diamond Net of Indra, our goal is to provide support for dharma practice to fellow practitioners during challenging life transitions.

Members of the Diamond Net are available to join you for home practice such as zazen, liturgy, altar care, conversation, or simply being a line of communication with the larger Sangha. If you would like to come to the monastery for a day or for a retreat, but are concerned that you can’t manage the schedule or need some physical help, someone from the Diamond Net can be your attendant for the duration of your stay.

We can put requests out to the sangha for adding your name to personal health & healing lists, or for rides to services if you are unable to get there on your own, or for whatever you need to continue feeling connected to sangha and practice.

If you are homebound for any reason, we’re happy to offer help with everyday tasks such as meal prep, grocery shopping, housecleaning, guidance, personal accounting, childcare, home haircuts, and helping with laundry. Other potential offerings include outdoor maintenance, car care, and transportation for appointments.

Whatever the situation, we want you to know we are available to help. If you’re interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to reach out — diamondnet@mro.org

“The Diamond Net of Indra is a description of the universe in which all things have a mutual identity, an interdependent origination…When one thing arises, all things arise simultaneously. Everything in this net has a mutual causality—what happens to one thing, happens to the entire universe.”

John Daido Loori

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Upcoming Events

Shugen Roshi on Buddhist rituals for dying and death - Sun April 12th, 1 pm

Shugen Roshi will offer teaching on Buddhist rituals for dying and death. Join us in the Sangha House performance Hall at 1 pm on Sunday April 12th.
To join remotely via Zoom, contact diamondnet@mro.org for instructions.

Committee Meeting - Sunday, June 14th, 2020, 1:30 pm

The Action Committee meets every two months on the second Sunday of the month. Stay in touch via Basecamp! If you aren’t on Basecamp and would like to be, send a request to diamondnet@mro.org.  Meetings are open to all.
To join remotely via Zoom, contact diamondnet@mro.org for instructions.

Of Interest

Jizo Project update

On January 2nd, we began work on the installation of a lift in the main monastery building, which will run from the ground floor to the second floor where the zendo and guest bedroom are located. [read more]

Sunday Greeters

The Diamond Net is available on Sunday mornings at ZMM to assist anyone who has mobility issues or needs a helping hand in any way.  If you don’t see a Diamond Net member at the South entrance, ask the regular greeter or one of the zendo monitors for assistance.

Say Hello...

If you have any questions, or would like to stay up to date with Diamond Net activities and offerings, we'd love to hear from you!

© Seigei Spark