If there's anything we desperately need in this troubled world, it is assuredly truth.
Several dozen concerned students gathered in Red Square on Wednesday for a candlelight vigil in support of Burmese monks, after many monks have been imprisoned or killed for taking part in demonstrations against the government in Myanmar.
Monks and many others have rallied against the military junta in recent weeks.
Laurence Freeman, a Christian monk and the director of the John Main Meditation Center, then spoke to the crowd before leading them in meditation. “It may seem strange to take a time of meditation when we do nothing and we say nothing, at a time when we are very concerned about the social and political suffering in Burma, but I think if we think about it for a moment we can see that this kind of meditation deepens our commitment to the cause of truth,” Freeman said.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Here's a report from Georgetown University: