Bobbie Martin Reporting, Connecticut Sangha
On September 24, 2017, Lao Lane Xang Temple in Willington, Connecticut hosted Buddhist Global Relief’s Connecticut Walk to Feed the Hungry. The event began with a short talk by Bhikku Bodhi, explaining that other walks around the country were held in public parks where participants walked in pairs or small groups, chatting and keeping up a normal walking pace. Here in Willington, the walk was unique, single file, slow, a form of meditation that took us across the lawn and into the forest. We were instructed to consider those who would benefit from our efforts, the girls able to stay in school with donations of food to their families, the children able to receive a daily meal in Haiti, schools in impoverished regions that would be sup-plied with supplies, teachers and administrators, to name just a few. And so we stepped along the path, one foot-fall following the next, all following the monks and nuns that led us.
After the walk we enjoyed a lunch together, and then were again blessed and inspired while listening to Bhikku Bodhi describe Buddhist Global Relief as one the few Buddhist organizations whose mission is global compassion for those in need. Richard Z, Bobbie, Janet, Jeff, Tom, and Craig from our Connecticut DTO took part in this wonderful experience.
CT Sangha Study Group with Dr. Unno