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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Help the Vietnamese Zen Monks of Bat Nha Monastery.

James: Please write your leaders to urge them in assisting the violently oppressed Vietnamese monks who follow in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh at Bat Nha monastery in that Southeast Asian country. They seek temporary asylum until they can return to their beloved, beautiful homeland. May their pure wish to peacefully practice the Dharma be fulfilled. Svaha!!

~Peace to all beings~

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elbibis said...

Listening to the words of this monk made my heart sink with deep sadness. What a terrible thing the Vietnamese government is doing. May the monks and nuns find protection and peace.

equa yona(Big Bear) said...

So, how are we able to help? Shall we write to Sarkozy?
Point of curiosity, why is the initial spokesperson French and why are the only nuns visible Westerners? How many of the monastery are actually Vietnamese?
Not that they would deserve to be dispossessed, I am merely curious if this is in part what is motivating the government. They don't have fond memories of the French.

Richard D Shelmerdine said...

They respond non violently which is the right thing to do but its unfair that the good should always be the firs to fall under things like military regime. It's like Jesus said though. You can't slave for two masters.

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