Cadet Buddhist Chapel Update

It’s 1900 on a Friday evening in Jack’s Valley. It’s been a 90+ degree day. Cadets in Basic Training have been running the Assault Course, the Obstacle Course, and others and they have had people in their faces, yelling, since very early morning. They are tired. Fifteen of them come walking up the dirt road to the tent that serves as the Buddhist Chapel in the camp. A tarp is spread over the concrete floor, and this evening there are just enough cushions for two leaders and the 15 cadets who take off their boots and packs at the entry. Several approach the altar to offer incense. Rays from the low sun stream the length of the tent, and suffuse the quiet that takes hold immediately… (Read the Cadet Chapel Buddhist Program 2010-2011 Progress Report here.)

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