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WISTERIA FESTIVAL PICNIC 2006

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Since 2002, the Buddhist Faith Fellowship communities have put on the Wisteria Festival picnic, honoring Shinran Shonin's birthday, the founder of Shin Buddhism, Memorial Day and the coming of summertime. This traditional picnic takes place during the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.  The Wisteria leaf is the symbol of Shinran Shonin's family crest, which stands for humility and dedication to the nembutsu way.
 
This year's event took place in Rocky Hill, Connecticut at the Brookwood Village Condominiums' Club House. Approximately 50 people attended throughout the day. This was a potluck event in which the Friends brought veggie and "real" burgers, salads, soda, desserts and more. Also, torwards the end of the day, group games were played like Cranium and Chess.
 
Special thanks to James and Cindy, our Rocky Hill Practice Group leaders, for helping to organize this annual picnic.

Tony Galli playing the guitar
Tony Galli playing the guitar while others sing.

Enjoying the sun and warm weather
Enjoying the sun and warm weather

This was a family picnic
This was an event for all ages.

Shin Buddhists during a sangha picnic
Nice conversations, food and fellowship.

Shin buddhists enjoying good times.
Good friends enjoying good times.

Shin Buddhists playing Cranium
The Friends were playing Cranium.

Wisteria Picnic 2006 was a good time.
Wisteria Picnic 2006 was a good time.

Shin Buddhists playing chess
Chess was a fun past time.