Overheard, this conversation between one of the residents and her son, at assisted living community I visited recently:
Son: "Mom, so are you going to shower today?"
Resident: "No, I don't want to."
Son: "Why not? Are you embarrassed?"
Resident: "No, I am not embarrassed."
Son: "I meant are you embarrassed that somebody is with you while you shower?"
Resident: "Yes, I am, wouldn't you?"
Son: "Well, I understand, but they have rules here"
Resident stares at her son
Son: "Would it help if someone was in the room with you but they put a towel in front of you?"
Resident: "Yes, it would."
Not just relating to the person as a fall risk. Approaching her instead as a whole person whose intimacy is at risk of being violated.
Being in her skin, not just her shoes.
- Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery
- Dhamma Dena Retreat Center
- Green Gulch
- Insight Meditation Center
- Insight Meditation Society
- Metta Forest Monastery
- Plum Village
- San Francisco Insight
- San Francisco Zen Center
- Saranaloka Foundation
- Sati Center
- Shinzen Young
- Spirit Rock
- Stanford Ho Center for Buddhist Studies
- Zen Heart Sangha