The 21-Day Retreat is now underway in Plum Village. Thay offered
this talk to the newly arrived retreatants, beginning with a
sharing on his meetings with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and
continuing on to discuss how we can support President Obama in his
practice of using loving speech and deep listening.
"When Barack Obama manifested, I regretted a little bit, because
Martin Luther King, Jr. was not there to witness the fruit of our
efforts. ... But finally, I saw that we are the continuation of
Martin Luther King. He is happy to know that everything he has done
has borne fruit.
Obama is not an individual, Obama represents a Sangha. So our work
is to keep the Sangha close to Obama, to offer our support. I offer
this for you to reflect on it. There must be a way. Wherever there
is a will there is a way."