Welcome to December as we busily close out 2023! Wishing everyone the best of holidays including the Buddha's Enlightenment, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and most especially Christmas and the birth of the baby Jesus! We continue to send our united prayers for healing and world peace despite the current wars with their terrible casualties and resulting deep sadness ...
SATURDAY MORNING MEDITATIONS
Meditations at the Jizo Peace Center on Saturday mornings at 10:00 continue, led by Ruth. There will be two 25 minute silent meditation sessions with a 5 minute walking meditation in-between, concluding with a discussion. Everyone is welcome to attend, No charge; donations welcome. The Meditation Space is downstairs from the front of the house, 2012 Pioneer Way, Pine Mountain Club, CA 93222. Please call 818-834-5925 if you wish to attend.
PINE MOUNTAIN MEDITATION CLUB
The PMMC meets every Monday at noon in the Clubhouse Condor Room where we sit in a circle, meditate together and share afterwards. These sessions are informative and experiential; free, but donations are welcome. Six internationally experienced meditators rotate the leadership each week for an hour session.
December's leaders are as follows:
December 4 - Ruth Handy
December 11 - Natalie Zadykian
December 18 - SunJay Owen
December 25 - Christmas - No class
AARP TUTORING PROGRAM THROUGH PARENTIS FOUNDATION
Reading tutoring continues once again on Zoom through the Parentis Foundation of Orange County. This is the 3rd year Ruth is participating with the volunteer program and it's specifically designed program books of gradually increasing difficulty. She is assigned two sweet students, age 10, and meets with them twice a week.
THE 2023 PINE MOUNTAIN HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
We enjoyed the Holiday Craft Fair and got to see many people we know as they walked through shopping. We had a good location for the booth - close to the Clubhouse entrance. Dear Rev. Phoebe, from the Pine Mountain Buddhist Temple with her remarkable sense of color, knitted beautiful lap blankets and shawls from donated scraps of yarn. She gave them to the Center for the sale in addition to the creations by Ed Serra. If anyone is interested in one of the lap blankets or shawls, let me know, and I can send you photos. (Our friend Dena Barskin showed clothes in the booth next to us.)
ANNUAL FOOD AND BLANKET DRIVE AT THANKSGIVING
The Mountain Communities Family Resource Center in Frazier Park was thrilled to receive 16 bags of food, 4 packs of diapers, and some coloring books from the Center. The blankets Mel Weinstein kindly took to the Homeless Shelter in Taft. Most of the food was collected by Ed Sierra and Jim Davis from their AIDS housing building in Hollywood, CA.
If you are interested in being a sponsor for Jizo Peace Center programs such as the Compassion Scholarships, Ruth would love to talk to you or your organization!
The Jizo Peace Center wishes blessing and peace to all!
HUMANITARIAN AWARD PICTURES
Pictures of the July Award Ceremony for Lynne Shane are now are here.
We are so glad that a number of people came forward to give testimonials about how much Lynne helped them in life! She is truly an inspiration.
WZM Awards in the Mountain Enterprise
Compliments of The Mountain Enterprise