Mentors Seen and Unseen

Our family travels from Royal Oak, Michigan, to be part of this very special spiritual family. We have made lifelong friends and benefited from the teachings of so many visible and invisible mentors.

I see my children, now ages 13 and 15, cultivating loving kindness, compassion, equanimity and sympathetic joy, nurtured through temple interactions. They too have made lifelong friends through the Zen Families Program.

I am comforted to know that in some of their most trying times, they have had the temple and our sangha as a sanctuary.

It is my greatest wish for the community that the family program and Peace Camp continuously evolve — and continue to provide entry opportunities for prospective and current sangha members of all ages to practice living each moment deeply.

— Theresa Lesperance and Nojak Bill Solomonson