Pinellas Park, FLUSA
Hometown: Pinellas Park
January 26, 2007
This group promotes Buddhism in a non-doctrinaire way.
This is a very interesting meetup group because it brings so many perspectives, being a blend of Chinese, American and other cultures. There are more women than men but very balanced. Our monk Bhane is from Sri Lanka and brings a certain third world element --one of greater clarity and vision, not being encumbered by the values of our consumerist society. He is not so spoiled but does stress discipline and responsibility, such as coming to meditation class on time. I think everyone now sees his or her self as a "supernatural human being," as the Buddha described himself, that is as arising above the ordinary mud of common passions and desires.