Thanksgiving and the Ceremony of Gratitude

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Thanksgiving and the Ceremony of Gratitude

Ceremony of Gratitude

An excerpt from a talk given by Roshi Sunya Kjolhede at the Windhorse Zen center, Nov. 19, 2017.

Our teacher, Roshi Philip Kapleau, loved this holiday of Thanksgiving, with its nonsectarian focus on the spirit of gratitude — what he often referred to as “the most refined of human emotions.” Every year we held a Ceremony of Gratitude very much like this one at our center today. And all over the world, for thousands of years, human beings have found ways to express this deep need to give thanks — in traditional societies, not just once a year, but every day.

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