Under the glorious canopy of redwood trees
The New Year peacock dances
Sun and moon rise into the blue sky
The earth grows and happiness increases
In this New Year
— H.E. Khempo Yurmed Tinly Rinpoche
If we are peaceful.
If we are happy.
We can smile and blossom
Like a flower.
In our family,
Our entire society
From our peace.
— Thich Nhat Hanh
Evoking the presence of great compassion, let us fill our hearts with our own compassion – towards ourselves and towards all living beings.
Let us pray that all living beings realize that they are all brothers and sisters, all nourished from the same source of life.
— Buddhist Prayer