The July 13-15 weekend
2008, twenty members and friends of BFF of Ct participated in the annual Shin Retreat at the Barre Center
for Buddhist Studies in Barre, Massachusetts.
The teachers were the notable Dr. Taitetsu Unno and his esteemed son Dr. Mark Unno. The teachings covered the theme of karmic
foolishness within the great flow of boundless compassion. There was a focus on the nembutsu as the central means
of awakening and daily practice need for sedimentation. Some considered this particular retreat as one of the best yet by
the Unnos due to their practical and life transforming teachings.
40 people from various
states were in attendance but mostly from the Buddhist Faith Fellowship of Connecticut and the Northampton Shin Sangha.