from Bois family
Thank you for
a wonderful site. I was raised in a strange mixture of Ch'an Buddhism
and Chinese and Mongolian folklore. I jokingly refer to it as "lots
of ritual and good intent but not much information". I have
visited several Buddhist centres in the past few years in my search
for answers and it has been a scary experience! I was either made
to feel that having sort of been raised as a Ch'an Buddhist somehow
made me an inferior species of Buddhist, (Something about Lesser
and Greater Vehicles), or that I had to pay a fixed rate for "empowerment" and
salvation. I am sure that the intentions at all the places I visited
must have been good (or rather, I choose to think so) but it did
not feel right.
So finding your site was truly a remarkable thing for me. I felt this light
feeling in my chest when I saw the images of Ven. Master Hsu Yun. It is hard
to explain, but I had this sense of homecoming of knowing that I had found
Your site makes me feel that It is okay to take small baby steps towards Dharma
practice and that I can, with my husband and son, practice as a family.
The teachings and information on your site (especially the audio pronounciation
guides), has helped us gently place our feet on the path towards Dharma practise.
The Bois family, Seattle.
P.S. We are not wealthy people but if their is anything that we can do to assist
you in our small way, please let me know.