Contact: Ann Marie Smith

In need of support?

During these challenging times of pandemic, political unease and social isolation, many of us feel unsettled.   It is normal to experience strong emotions ranging from sadness, anxiety, anger and loneliness. At times like this, it is especially important to connect with the third Buddhist treasure, Sangha (spiritual community).  We need our spiritual friends and our spiritual friends need us!

A group of fellow sangha members are available to reach out for support by phone, Facetime or Zoom. If you feel it would be helpful to chat with a compassionate friend, please contact Ann Marie Smith at Please note, this is not therapy or a professional service but rather open-hearted mutual support.  May we hold each other in the compassionate web of interconnectedness during this time and always.

Interested in offering support?            

If you are interested in offering phone support to fellow sangha members and perhaps finding connection yourself in the process, please contact Ann Marie Smith at for more information.  The IMCC Care Committee is looking for volunteers to contact a few fellow sangha members each week for spiritual friend check-ins.

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