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The following is an excerpt from this issue:

I found the warmth, kindness and generosity of the monks overwhelming. This made a deep impact on me – the kind of intimacy one rarely encounters. This was sometimes just a gesture, a word and sometimes and act of kindness. A simple bow to a complete stranger could bring a deep connection; you felt you had known them for ages. I can still see the Zen master standing under the eaves of the verandah…(Full article on page 4.)