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Southeast Center invites Buddhist monks to help dedicate and bless new “Garden of Peace”
Photos and Story by Christine Egan
On Tuesday, September 18, ASPCC and other planning committee members, are hosting a dedication ceremony for Southeast Center’s new “Garden of Peace” at 1:30 pm, following the campus in-service event.
Following remarks from Dr. Jessica Howard, the new president for the Southeast/Extended Learning Campus, Becky Springer, Student Leadership Coordinator, and a group of Buddhist monks from the Ngoc Son (Jade Mountain) Buddhist Temple will lead a blessing ceremony for the new garden.
Students, faculty and staff from Southeast/Extended Learning Campus are invited to take part in the dedication and blessing ceremony, as well as members of the surrounding community.
The garden was created in collaboration between students and faculty to celebrate diversity and create a quiet outdoor area for students and employees to enjoy. Organizers hosted a gathering in June 2012 to unveil the new space, which is in the courtyard across from the Southeast Center testing area. Students and faculty are often seen walking through the garden pathway or sitting on benches to study, have lunch and visit.
For more information about the event, email Becky Springer.