[Engaged] Lend a Hand by Becoming a 7 Cups of Tea Volunteer Listener

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  • Austin
    Member
    • Jan 2024
    • 34

    [Engaged] Lend a Hand by Becoming a 7 Cups of Tea Volunteer Listener

    I am pretty new here, but I would like to share a unique opportunity that has helped me to lend a hand by becoming a volunteer listener on 7cups.com. Volunteer listeners can offer emotional support and a compassionate ear to those in distress. It could be a meaningful way for us to connect with others and share the gift of understanding and presence in times of need.

    I got more information here: https://www.7cups.com/listener/becom...r-listener.php

    Gassho,
    Austin

    stlah
    Last edited by Bion; 01-18-2024, 08:16 AM.
    There is a very simple way to become Buddha. Do not commit unwholesome actions; be without attachment to life and death; show profound compassion for all sentient beings; respect those above and have pity for those below; do not have a heart of likes and dislikes, aversions or desires, nor thoughts and worries about things. This is to become Buddha. Do not search someplace else.

    –Dōgen, Shōji
  • Bion
    Treeleaf Unsui
    • Aug 2020
    • 3832

    #2
    Hi, Austin. Thank you for using this Engaged section of our forum! I have moved your thread into the sub-forum about charities and volunteering opportunities. I hope that’s ok.

    Gassho
    Sat and lah
    "Stepping back with open hands, is thoroughly comprehending life and death. Immediately you can sparkle and respond to the world." - Hongzhi

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    • Austin
      Member
      • Jan 2024
      • 34

      #3
      Thank you, Bion. That is very helpful. I really appreciate it.

      Gassho,
      Austin

      Stlah
      There is a very simple way to become Buddha. Do not commit unwholesome actions; be without attachment to life and death; show profound compassion for all sentient beings; respect those above and have pity for those below; do not have a heart of likes and dislikes, aversions or desires, nor thoughts and worries about things. This is to become Buddha. Do not search someplace else.

      –Dōgen, Shōji

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      • Kokuu
        Treeleaf Priest
        • Nov 2012
        • 6786

        #4
        That is a lovely idea. I hadn't heard of 7cups before!

        Thank you for sharing, Austin. How do you find the experience?

        I am just about to begin volunteer work for a national telephone helpline and looking forward to it.

        Gassho
        Kokuu
        -sattoday/lah-

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        • Risho
          Member
          • May 2010
          • 3179

          #5
          Wow this is fantastic!

          Rish
          -stlah
          Email: risho.treeleaf@gmail.com

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          • Nengei
            Member
            • Dec 2016
            • 1697

            #6
            This is a lovely example of engaged practice. John Denver (old white guy, folk singer, lived in Colorado, died flying his own plane) used to sing a song: Inch by inch, row by row, I'm gonna make this garden grow. It wasn't a great song, but catchy, and the sentiment behind it was awesome.

            Thanks for planting the garden, Austin.

            Gassho,
            Nengei
            Sat today. LAH.
            遜道念芸 Sondō Nengei (he/him)

            Please excuse any indication that I am trying to teach anything. I am a priest in training and have no qualifications or credentials to teach Zen practice or the Dharma.

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            • Austin
              Member
              • Jan 2024
              • 34

              #7
              Originally posted by Kokuu
              That is a lovely idea. I hadn't heard of 7cups before!

              Thank you for sharing, Austin. How do you find the experience?

              I am just about to begin volunteer work for a national telephone helpline and looking forward to it.

              Gassho
              Kokuu
              -sattoday/lah-
              I'm delighted to hear about your interest in 7 Cups and your upcoming journey as a helpline volunteer! My experience with 7 Cups has been truly rewarding. It's a platform where compassion and empathy are at the forefront, allowing one to connect with people from diverse backgrounds and help them through challenging times. The training provided is comprehensive and equips one well to offer support effectively.


              Gassho,
              Austin

              stlah
              There is a very simple way to become Buddha. Do not commit unwholesome actions; be without attachment to life and death; show profound compassion for all sentient beings; respect those above and have pity for those below; do not have a heart of likes and dislikes, aversions or desires, nor thoughts and worries about things. This is to become Buddha. Do not search someplace else.

              –Dōgen, Shōji

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              • Austin
                Member
                • Jan 2024
                • 34

                #8
                Thank you Risho and Nengei. I hope it can be a good opportunity for you both.
                There is a very simple way to become Buddha. Do not commit unwholesome actions; be without attachment to life and death; show profound compassion for all sentient beings; respect those above and have pity for those below; do not have a heart of likes and dislikes, aversions or desires, nor thoughts and worries about things. This is to become Buddha. Do not search someplace else.

                –Dōgen, Shōji

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