In The Wisdom of No Escape, Pema Chodron writes about the importance of ritual.

“It (ritual) somehow transcends time and space. …I think it has something to do with holding the sadness and pain of samsara in your heart and at the same time holding the vision and power of the Great Eastern Sun.”

As I read these lines this morning, I considered how I prepared my coffee. Actually, I prepared the pot with…