Supported by the mindfulness of our mobile sangha, I was able to open my mind and heart to the ongoing recovery in Vietnam and also to accept the warm welcome we received everywhere along this wonderful journey. Walking up Yen Tu Mountain, on a pilgrimage with hundreds of Vietnamese Buddhists, a woman unexpectedly took my arm, smiling at me, including me in her joy, as together we walked along this path. This wonderful moment is one of so many I took home with me that continue to inspire my practice and my deepening connections to Vietnam. I can't recommend this trip more highly.
(Marion, True Cloud Garden, practices with Red Cedar Buddha Sangha in Downsville, Wisconsin.) Below photo: In the clouds on Yen Tu Mountain, 2013.