Strengthening The Fragile Ego With Meditation

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NOTE: THE DHARMA TALK, FOLLOWED BY A Q & A, BEGINS AT TIME STAMP 01:05:05

THE DHARMA TALK IS PRECEDED BY: GUIDED GROUP MEDITATION, A QIGONG MOVEMENT PRACTICE (LEAD BY JIM) AT TIME STAMP 00:47:30, AND ANNOUNCEMENTS.

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(The song Robert sings toward the end of the Dharma talk is called "Mercy Now", by Mary Gauthier. Please go to time stamp 01:42:25 to see/hear Robert singing the song.)
 
Here are the lyrics:
 
MERCY NOW,
Songwriter: Mary Gauthier
 
My father could use a little mercy now
The fruits of his labor fall and rot slowly on the ground
His work is almost over it won't be long, he won't be around
I love my father, he could use some mercy now
 
My brother could use a little mercy now
He's a stranger to freedom, he's shackled to his fear and his doubt
The pain that he lives in it's almost more than living will allow
I love my bother, he could use some mercy now
 
My church and my country could use a little mercy now
As they sink into a poisoned pit it's going to take forever to climb out
They carry the weight of the faithful who follow them down
I love my church and country, they could use some mercy now
 
Every living thing could use a little mercy now
Only the hand of grace can end the race towards another mushroom cloud
People in power, they'll do anything to keep their crown
I love life and life itself could use some mercy now
 
Yeah, we all could use a little mercy now
I know we don't deserve it but we need it anyhow
We hang in the balance dangle 'tween hell and hallowed ground
 
And every single one of us could use some mercy now
Every single one of us could use some mercy now
Every single one of us could use some mercy now

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Date: 
Sunday, May 20, 2018