This past event at St. Cloud State University is noteworthy for several reasons.
Sponsored by Ayubowan Sri Lanka Organization, Society of Buddhist Red Lotus and Theravada Buddhist Student Association, a Buddhist discussion and meditation session took place at 4 p.m. on Friday in Voyageurs North of Atwood Memorial Center. […] “[The objective of the session was] to deliver an opportunity for the SCSU and local St. Cloud community to learn, understand and make use of meditation and Buddhist teachings,” Charitha Hettiarachchi, president of Society of Buddhist Red Lotus, said.
It was student-sponsored, meditation-oriented, interfaith, cross-cultural and with Asian American representation! More than that, I’m stunned to hear that there are two Buddhist groups at St. Cloud, the Society of Buddhist Red Lotus and the Theravada Buddhist Student Association. I didn’t have even one Buddhist group to welcome me back when I went off to college. Read more about the event here.