Dear Sangha Members,
It is my sincere desire that each of you are doing well and taking good care of yourselves and your family members. We find ourselves in difficult times with the COVID-19 epidemic. It affects our health, our economy and our peace of mind.
One of the issues of concern is that we are not able to see each other face to face, here in Sunnyvale we have been given the “Shelter in Place” order. This means little or no contact with others. This in itself can be distressing. For many of you that means not seeing grandchildren which is so very sad.
This is why I will be posting each day to reach out to you just to say hello and hope that you are being well both physically and spiritually. If you are reading this post you can comment, vent and share with me your feelings.
I know that for me our Obutsudan with the words Namoamidabutsu is very comforting. It reminds me that amidst the chaos of the world I am comforted in knowing that Amida embraces me at all times.
Please take care and know that I am thinking of all of you.