Yesterday, we had the opportunity of attending a dinner (organized by Sumeru) with community leaders from a variety of Ottawa sanghas. Our evening was hosted by Paul and Cathy Keddy at their home (in a square mile of forest and wetlands they have donated to the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust to remain wild in perpetuity).
Here's a photo:
L to R: Lisee Levitt (Sumeru), John Negru (Sumeru), Mihaela Andronic (Pagoda Sangha), Paul Keddy (Ottawa Shambhala), Angela Sumegi (Ottawa Palyul), Andrea Lorient (Ottawa Palyul), Patrick Doyle (unaffiliated Zen psychotherapist), Cathy Keddy (Ottawa Shambhala), and Ray Parchelo (Red Maple Tendai Sangha). Photo by André Vellino (Pagoda Sangha).
Our goal for the future is to share our community experiences and challenges. We look forward to continuing get-togethers and hope other Ottawa sanghas will join us in future.