Compassion & Care

"If you light a lamp for someone else it will also brighten your path" - The Buddha

Supporting Each Other

Compassion and service are hallmarks of the spiritual life. The purpose of the Compassion & Care Committee is to facilitate matching one person’s need with someone willing to offer support.

Here are some ways our sangha is finding support during this pandemic.

Great Plates Delivered: Home Meals For Seniors

This pandemic has touched each of our lives in one way or another. There may be some among us who need extra support, especially now. The Compassion and Care team is here to help. We want to tell you specifically about meal delivery programs that may be available to you if you are 65 or older or have disabilities and satisfy income requirements. 

Great Plates Delivered: Home Meals For Seniors is a program that was created with this pandemic in mind. They provide three meals each day. Click on the button to download a checklist to determine whether you are eligible.
Find out more and download an application at  County of Riverside In-Home Supportive Services.

C. A. R. E.

Caring Appreciation Relationship Empathy

Convened by Lorene Jabola and Larry Yang

We meet every Thursday @ 3:30 – 5:00 pm
The meetings are conducted on the zoom platform.  Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive the link.

The CARE group is a peer-led online group which provides support to our community during this time of social anxiety of COVID-19 and its impacts. You are invited to attend if you would like to support and be supported by others. It is a drop-in group with no obligation to attend.

Please review the Values of the group and the Communication Invitations and Guidelines before attending the group.

VALUES that we agree to collectively hold within the CARE Group

  • mutual respect

  • positive regard

  • being oneself, authenticity

  • acceptance of differences (does not mean agreement, but acceptance based on respect)

  • empathy (allowing oneself to feel with another person)

  • intention of the heart to be of service

  • Listening from the heart (listening with an open heart, being willing to be touched by another, willing to engage with another person’s emotions)

  • Speaking from the heart (speaking authentically, honest self-expression)

This will be a community-wide effort. It is our hope to create a large pool of volunteers who will be contacted on an as-needed basis.

It is actually our goal that everyone sign up. The more Sangha members volunteering, the less frequently we’d need to contact any one member — thereby keeping this a very manageable commitment for members of our community.