As in my usual way of discovery, last minute I checked the Garrison Institute retreat calendar and found out that Krishna Das was hosting a chanting weekend. Wow, that sounded really awesome, and yes it was. One whole weekend immersed in chanting was a great antidote to news overload. We also benefitted from a beautiful Buddhist teaching from Tulku Sherdor. Many people were concerned about emotions during these troubling times and we were reminded how everyone, and that means everyone, just wants to be happy, free from pain and suffering. And that what we all have in common.