April 13-24, 2022
Join Lama Matt and other Rime Sangha members as we participate in this year’s SevenDays events. Following the April 13, 2014 tragedy at the Jewish Community Campus and Village Shalom in Overland Park, Kansas, a group of caring individuals decided that we, as a community, have the power to outshine and overcome such senseless acts of hate. SevenDays is a challenge for young and old, to embrace diversity across races, religions and cultures.
SevenDays provides opportunities to encourage all people to increase kindness through knowledge, mindset, and behaviors. They accomplish this with their SevenDays® themed experiences held in April 2022. Each day, a new theme will help us to practice kindness with the hope to promote understanding so we can Make a Ripple to Change the World. Join Lama Matt and other Rime sangha members for this year’s SevenDays® 2022: Kindness Walk. Walk site map. Learn about this year’s Give SevenDays Kindness Walk.
April 13, 2022:
Participate in SevenDays® LOVE Day Kickoff Breakfast. Make it a day full of love. Write a small note to each family member to show them your appreciation and love. Show love to someone you miss by sending them a message of reconnection.
April 14, 2022:
Discover something new today. Take time to learn about another religion, culture, or group of people that pique your curiosity. Research with your family. Look for similarities, differences, and discuss what surprises you.
April 15, 2022:
Do an act of kindness for someone in need. Drop off needed supplies to an elderly friend or neighbor. Donate disinfectant to an elderly home or hospital. Take a token of appreciation to first responders. Anonymously put flowers on someone’s front porch.
April 18, 2022:
Connect with people today. Take time to connect in whatever way you can. Call a family member that you don’t talk too often. Schedule a virtual family reunion. Have a virtual happy hour with friends and include someone you want to get to know better.
April 19, 2022:
Do something good for you today. Think about what makes you happy, then take the time to do it. You have our permission to focus on yourself today. Acknowledge that self-care is necessary for you and those around you.
April 20, 2022:
Challenge yourself to engage in an outdoor activity. Breathing fresh air helps everyone feel better. Take a walk outside. Go on a bike ride. Create a backyard obstacle course. Make and enjoy a picnic. Catch fireflies.
April 21, 2022:
Discuss the importance of continuing onward with kindness. Commit to actions that make ripples of kindness in the world. Create an action plan for increasing kindness throughout the year. Hold yourself and each other accountable.