Invitation to Support 3 PV Monastics Visiting NYC

David Flint

Dear Sangha Friends,

This is LoAn inviting you to know about our beloved PV Monastics' visit to NYC.

The 3 Brothers are Bao Tang/Indonesian, Duc Tri/Latino, Dao Hoang/Italian. They are traveling  from Plum Village to Blue Cliff. They will  stop over in NYC to enjoy sightseeings  from Thursday February 16 to Monday February 19. They then leave for Deer Park to prepare for their South America Tour with other monastics!

It has been our NY Metro Sangha’s pleasure and goodwill through the years to care for our Monastic siblings when they ask to visit us. While in NYC, the Brothers will be hosted by LoAn and Richard in our apartment in Riverdale, Bronx. Please consider the following suggested ways you may enjoy their company while nourishing their experience.  If you have other ideas, please email LoAn so we can plan together: loannguyen63@...

* Spend a few hours to walk and show the monks one or more of the following city delights:  Central Park, Prospect Park, Washington Square, Union Square, Statue of Liberty on the free Ferry to Staten Island, walk the Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown, Freedom Tower, Reflecting Pool, Times Square, Rockefeller skating rink, etc..

* If you have memberships to any museum, consider this as an outing for the monks to appreciate the rich offerings in NYC. For example, the National Museum of American Indian near Battery Park has no admission fees.

* Invite the 3 Brothers for lunch or dinner at your home or in a restaurant.

If time is not on your side, and you would like to participate in the care-taking of our PV Monastics’ visit to NYC, please consider making a dana via Venmo or Zelle to LoAn for the Monastics’ MTA cards and meal gift cards to support them as they explore NYC on their own.  LoAn’s Venmo handle is @ThanhLoan-Nguyen-1; and Zelle is my mobile phone number 347-340-9980.  For personal check, my mailing address is 4465 Douglas Avenue, 9K, Bronx, NY 10471.  Whichever way you choose, please send me a text to notify me what to expect and your name.  Thank you kindly.

I hope that you are able to enjoy this unique opportunity to spend time with one of our monastic siblings!

In Gratitude to our NYC community of practitioners for your generous support.


LoAn Nguyễn 
Chân Quỳnh Uyển 
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