Yesterday Guri and Nipun Mehta and Audrey Lin, dear friends from Service Space/Charity Focus, visited the Berkeley Monastery. Guri is on her way to Spain, to walk the ancient San Juan de Compostella pilgrimage route; Nipun will meet her in Rome for a service in Assisi and a tour of Venice and Florence. then off to India together. Audrey has just returned from nine months in Boston and will settle once again in the Bay Area. Dharma Master Daxing and I captured the moment on film. Guri and Nipun have been providing the Tuesday meal to the monks at BBM for years. The Chinese say, "What could be more joyful than when friends visit from afar?" In this case the friends live close.
Nipun (l.) and Guri Mehta (r.)