This past week, I was invited to offer the opening prayer at the legislative session of the New Mexico State House of Representatives.
The woman from the Clerk’s Office of the capitol who called me with the invitation explained that the House has been intending to bring in members of diverse religious and spiritual traditions. She found my name because I’ve been attending monthly meetings of a local interfaith leadership group. I’m not entirely sure, but I think I may be the first Buddhist brought in to offer the opening prayer. I was honored.
Some of you have asked me how things went at the Capitol that day (this past Wednesday, February 6).