Mono no Aware
The Japanese are said to love cherry blossoms, not only because they are beautiful, but also because their beauty is evanescent. For New Englanders, the beauty of the leaves in autumn is heightened by the knowledge that the vibrant colors will soon fade and the leaves will fall to the ground. How can the certainty, that everything we love will soon fade and pass away, enhance our appreciation of each moment of our lives? Sangha member Wes Borden speaks on February 17, 2019.