A few items needed

The meeting of the Vihara Support Group on June 9 was by all accounts a fruitful and enthusiastic one. About 20 people met and discussed plans for the coming visit and making ready the premises which will become the temporary Boston Vihara. Many people are donating or loaning various items for use for the three months the monks will be staying in the unfurnished apartment, from coffee mugs to shower curtains. There are a few more items that could be useful listed below. Please use the contact form to send us a message if you'd like to help.

Furnishings needed: 

* folding chairs

* folding table (3 ft x 3 ft or larger) and/or simple desk

* one 9x12 or 8x10 rug, or two 6x9 rugs that complement each other

* vacuum cleaner (small is fine)

* cotton blankets

* saucepans



Vihara Support Group forming

Some of the people involved in finding a place for the monks this summer are assembling a group of supporters to prepare the monks’ vihara (residence) before they move in, and to provide assistance to the monks during their stay in Boston.

We hope you’ll be interested in this endeavor, and that you’ll be able to come to the kick-off meeting of the Vihara Support Group. It’ll take a community effort to make the monks’ stay in Boston fruitful and pleasant for all of us, and this meeting will start the process of organizing the support that’s needed. Here are the details:

      Date:  Sunday, June 9, 2013

      Time:  2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m., with cookies and cold drinks to follow

      Place:  Home of Dorothea and Charlie Bowen in Lexington, MA

      Contact:  Please ask for details via the form on the Contact Page

If you’re planning to come, please let us know by Saturday, June 8.

If you can’t come this time, but you want to be included in the activities of the Vihara Support Group, please let us know and we’ll keep you informed.