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Ubuntu means Interconnected

My Dharma friend, Debby, just returned from a 3-week retreat in South Africa followed by a 3-week game tour to several national parks. The name of the game tour was Ubuntu.

Debby explained that ubuntu means something like “I exist because you exist.” Ubuntu refers to our interconnectedness and reminds us that we each belong to a greater whole.

As it turned out, Sunday was Ubuntu-day for me.

I was giving a Dharma talk at Northampton Insight Sunday night, and so had prepared a powerpoint slide shReflections pptow on my recent retreat in Burma. One of my traveling companions sent me several of her photos. I borrowed a projector from another Dharma friend, but couldn’t get my laptop to communicate with it.

At 4 p.m., i called my neighbor, Connie about borrowing her laptop. “Come on down,” she said. I took all my hardware to her house and within 15 minutes, she showed me the proper connections.

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