Thursday, March 22, 2007

BPF Gathering for Discussion March 25

Report from Washington DC

Sunday, March 25
2:30 to 4:30 pm
Belmont Library

Deb Beardsley and her husband were inspired to go to the march on Washington at the end of January thanks to our call for a representative. She found it such a rewarding experience that she returned our check intended to pay for her airfare. Deb will share stories from her trip, and has photos.

We will also participate in BPF's Action Alert, a call to chapters to send letters supporting Peace Tax Legislation. Follow the link for more info.

Also, see stories and photos from the Buddhist Peace Delegation. The YouTube Slideshow from BPF in Cincinnati is wonderful. Maia Duerr reports even more people marched in the delegation than 2 years ago. She said, "People came to us as we were walking, perhaps because we were such a contrast to the rest of the march." They had an inspiring meeting with Dennis Kucinich: he told them that groups like us are very necessary in these times; he showed them his kata from the Dalai Lama, received 2 years ago. Maia said the slideshow creator, Paul Davis, is a Vietnam Vet, student of Thich Nhat Hanh. He was the Buddhist Peace Delegation's lead speaker in John McCain's office, quite eloquent.

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