photo of pema chodron with quote that says "If one wishes suffering not to happen to the people and the earth, it begins with a kind heart."Susan Steffe and Rebecca Bringle led a book discussion group of Welcoming the Unwelcome by Pema Chodron, the acclaimed American Buddhist nun who for years has been the principal teacher at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia.  There were fourteen members who met biweekly for 5 meetings, and there was always a rich and lively discussion.  The group is continuing with the focus on two more Buddhist authors as well as more of Pema Chodron’s writings.  Most of the original members are continuing.
Submitted by Rebecca Bringle