Perfecting Perfection: Practice Period Intention Agreement
Fall 2011 | September 6 – October 2
Giving: Selfless Service
I will deepen my engagement with the community and the world through the cultivation of selfless service. My letting go practice is to give this amount of time ____________________ to the following project: _________________________________________________________________________________.
Ethics: Reducing Harm
I will bring my life into greater alignment with my purpose and values through the cultivation of self- responsibility and integrity. My harm reduction practice is to bring needed attention to this one of theFive Warrior Trainings [circle one: non-harming, truthfulness, continence, non-stealing, non-attachment] and to reduce my footprint on the earth by __________________________________________________________________________________.
Patience: Reclaiming Relationship
I will strengthen my mind and heart to find creative responses to life’s challenges through the cultivation of spaciousness and curiosity. My equanimity practice is to re-examine the following difficult relationship or situation and find greater balance: ________________________________________________________________________________.
Effort: Choosing Life Every Day
I will shift the way I show up through the cultivation of consistency and sustained intention. My fearlessness practice is to change the following behavior by applying myself daily: ____________________________________________________________________________.
Meditation: Sitting & Sadhana
I will develop mental stability and self-awareness through the cultivation of sustained attention. My dynamic stillness practice is to increase my sitting meditation/sadhana by ___________________ including practicing with the sangha at these extra times/days _________________________________________________________________________________.
Wisdom: Waking Up
I will root each and every thought, word and action of these perfect intentions in transcendent understanding through the cultivation of deep insight. My skillfulness practice is to dissolve all ideas of who is doing practice, who practice is done for and practice that is done.
My own intention for this Practice Period is:_____________________________________________.
Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Mahamitra
Spiritual Director and Guiding Teacher
on this _______ day of September, 2011