As you will see from the photo above grugging – group hugging – is once again firmly established as an ongoing Retreat at Madhyamaka. I encouraged Gen Togden, the Resident Teacher here, to demonstrate the technique after lunch yesterday. Shortly afterwards, in their farewell to Jo (3rd left back row), Working Volunteers demonstrated that they understood the practice.
Grugging is being taken to York tonight. It will be on in various venues as the Volunteers celebrate the forthcoming birthday of one of their number (far right, front row). As an experienced grugger I have been asked to go along to ensure there is no straying from the path!
Togden’s teaching below has great relevance to me this morning as my Retreat draws to a close: