A Song For All Beings & A Wish For You

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On November 7, 2016 by Susan Griffin-Black in ANATOMY OF A RITUAL, DIY

Jennifer Berezan is an angel. She is also a musician, performance artist, and collaborator extraordinaire. My good friends took me to A Song for All Beings 10 years ago in Berkeley and I have been a fan and follower ever since. Combining the Buddhist concepts of lovingkindness and compassion with the generous embrace of the sadness and melancholy that we all feel in our world today, the Song For All Beings performance is a beautiful, heart-opening gathering. I just received the invitation to next year’s performance, and it reminded me of the impact of Jennifer’s words in the Song for All Beings.

      Let sorrow be the doorway to an open heart.

The slow seasons are upon us, and reflection often accompanies this inward time of year. I have a hope for all of us, one inspired by and described by the words of the mantra for lovingkindness:

   May we all be happy

   May we all be healthy

   May we all be safe

   May we all be at peace

   May we all be loved

February 25 (with a second show added for the 26th), right here in San Rafael I’ll be at a concert celebrating this idea. You may enjoy it, and you can read more about it right here: songforallbeings.com.

In the time between now and then, may you be happy. May you be healthy. May you be safe. May you be at peace. And may you be loved, my friend.

XO, Susan