1. Right view: This too shall pass.  

2. Right thought: Compassion for those who suffer.  Gratitude for simple things.

3. Right speech: Don’t spread alarm.  Stay calm. Keep in touch with friends and loved ones by wifi.

4. Right action: Do good for others or use this time for retreat.  Consider what is essential and meaningful. Social distance.  Frugality.

5. Right livelihood: Volunteer if you can.  Stay home if you can’t. 

6. Right effort: Be patient with those with whom one is locked down.  Be content if you are alone.  Have fortitude if you are ill.

7. Right mindfulness:  Remember the Dharma in all that you do.  Namo Amitabhaya.  

8. Right samadhi:  Let love pervade.

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