The Berkeley Monastery Community joined hands with Sunnyvale's Chung Tai Chan Meditation Center on September 7th, 2008 for a Buddhist BBQ. A special treat awaited our group when we arrived: Master Jian Hu's also invited the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley AND the Tzu Chi Foundation for an interfaith dialogue. We got the tour of Chung Tai's excellent new faciltiy that only recently opened their doors. Then we drove across town to a city park where we ate a delicious vegetarian BBQ picnic and sang music. I sang some new Buddhist songs, the Chan Center choir sang some Chinese Buddhist favorites, and the Jewish Council did some impromptu songs particular to Rosh Hashana, which was being celebrated at the time. Here is an article from the online newsletter of the Community Relations Council saying some nice things about the day.