We had a visiting speaker today, Phra Anil Sakya, a direct descendant of Buddha. He is from India but has spent his adult life as a Thai monk. He has a doctorate in anthropology, and teaches in England and at Santa Clara University. So interesting. I am very impressed with Buddhism and its emphasis on personal responsibility for living an ethical life and living in the moment. The Thai’s have an expression, mai pen rai, no problem or never mind – kind of like shocka!
Two current PCVs also came to present today, older women. They have both been in one year and have made it work…encouraging. Spf20