The past week has been busy here in Cambridge with meeting new friends and making connections with groups from around the area.
Sunday was especially memorable in many ways. We had the pleasant surprise to have about 50 people here for the Dana to give their support for Supatra and her parents. Supatra is a lovely six year old girl who is ill and her parents are taking her to the Children's Hospital in Texas in hopes of them being able to do something for her. The hospital is well known in the world and I have known people who have received great benefit from it. From us they have our greatest blessings.
That same evening Venerable Sister Ajahn Kovida blessed us with a visit for the evening Puja. Her presence is always uplifting and inspiring and so there was a wonderful energy for us to abide in during that time.
Some of the lay people that come here regularly are involved in a group that meets to discuss Dhamma books and we invited them to have their meeting here with us. So after the Puja, a lively discussion about the book, "The Island" took place. It was wonderful to meet even more people and be part of such a discussion. It seems they agree as they are happy to continue their meeting here with us from now on.
May this place continue to grow as a refuge for everyone.