A Happy Veterans Day 2011 to all our blog readers!
If you enjoy practicing zazen, chanting the sutras and mantras, and attending your particular place of Buddhist practice and worship, take this time to be mindful of our country's veterans. Thank them, it does mean something. Take a look at the Helpful Links section of this blog; if you are a civilian there are places like The Twilight Brigade, The Pegasus Rising Project, and the USO, among others, where you can offer dana to our veterans and active duty military members. If you are active duty or a veteran, there are also sites where you can find find information on Buddha-dharma, employment after living service, mental health, and other things. If anyone would like to offer a legitimate site which provides information on Dharma services in their area or otherwise has outreach to military and veterans, please send a link.
Taking care of our own has long been a staple of many Buddhist communities in our country. Let us extend our care to our military veterans, in these times especially!
Namo Amida Butsu