Refugees, Compassion and Engaged Dharma

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NOTE: THE DHARMA TALK BEGINS AT TIME STAMP 01:02:35.

THE DHARMA TALK IS PRECEDED BY: GUIDED GROUP MEDITATION, AN ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT THE WHEELCHAIR RAMP FUND AT TIME STAMP 00:44:15, AND A QIGONG MOVEMENT PRACTICE (LEAD BY JIM) AT TIME STAMP 00:50:45.

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THE SONG ROBERT AND KIRSTEN SANG IS AT TIME STAMP 01:17:08

"DEPORTEE" (BY WOODY GUTHRIE)

The crops are all in and the peaches are rotting
The oranges are filed in their creosote dumps
They're flying 'em back to the Mexico border
To take all their money to wade back again
Goodbye to my Juan, farewell Roselita
Adios mes amigos, Jesus e Maria

You won't have a name when you ride the big airplane
All they will call you will be deportees

My father's own father, he waded that river
They took all the money he made in his life
It's six hundred miles to the Mexico border
And they chased them like rustlers, like outlaws, like thieves
The skyplane caught fire over Los Gatos Canyon
The great ball of fire it shook all our hills
Who are these dear friends who are falling like dry leaves?
Radio said, "They are just deportees"
Is this the best way we can grow our big orchards?
Is this the best way we can raise our good crops?
To fall like dry leaves and rot on out topsoil
And be known by no names except "deportees"

Date: 
Sunday, June 24, 2018