Retreat: Day Three.

By Acharya Fleet Shunryu Maull, Roshi. 

Genocide victims remains on display at Murambi.

There are no words for Murambi.  Our group of 40 Rwandans and internationals spent the day at Murambi today.  It was a rough day for all of us, especially for the genocide survivors in our group.   Neither my heart or mind knows what to do with this.  I’m angry, heartbroken, and vacillating between deep emotions and numbness.  How is it possible that we do such things?  How is it possible that we allow such things to be done.   As hard as this is, we cannot keep looking away.  If we are not willing to own this it will surely happen again.

Roshi Genro Guantt and Acharya Fleet Maull after laying a wreath on one of

the mass graves at Murambi, where 18,000 victims are buried.  About 50,000

Tutsis were murdered at Murambi.

 

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