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Volunteer Profile: Ann Lawrence


Ann LawrenceIn 1989, I attended a 10-day retreat led by Christopher Titmuss and Sharda Rogell.  They suggested that aligning with a sangha is a great aid to practice.  I started making weekly trips to the Fairfax Community Church to hear Jack speak.

As a retiree, I had new-found time, which I wanted to dedicate to spiritual practice.  A dear friend suggested I follow her example of volunteering at Spirit Rock.  She indicated that I could be more involved with the community through volunteering, and, at the same time, earn the chance to have the class fee waived -- such a deal!

I started volunteering for the Wednesday morning class.  The volunteers work with equanimity, as a flexible, accepting, generous and loving team. Other classmates, not formal volunteers, also offer to help.  All inspire my practice.  As I do my simple tasks, I'm aware of my ordinariness and imperfection at times.  And yet, I feel a quiet acceptance and ease to be just who I am.  I have learned compassion for myself and others as we work together for a greater good.

By volunteering at Spirit Rock, I experience the joy and satisfaction of working with other like-minded practitioners. I feel a sense of purpose.  I feel part of the sangha.  The inspirational teachings inform my daily life. I am thankful for the opportunity to volunteer. 

 


 

Spirit Rock relies on the generosity of our many volunteers.  We offer a range of volunteer opportunities from one time projects to ongoing service.  Check our website to find out more about our volunteer program or contact our Volunteer & Community Coordinator, Marya Mayer, at volunteering@spiritrock.org

 

 

 

 

 

 




Spirit Rock relies on the generosity of our many volunteers. We offer a range of volunteer opportunities from one time projects to ongoing service. Check our website to find out more about our volunteer program or contact our Volunteer & Community Coordinator, Marya Mayer, volunteering@spiritrock.org.

 
 
 

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