In early June, Sara Lytle from Harvard University flew from America to do a research on “How Buddhism helps the end of life patients”.
Spending most of her time in Pure Lotus, Sara finds great joy in getting acquainted with the nurses, volunteers, talking with the patients. She interacted very well with everyone, and they missed when she left.
She was very impressed with the nurses and volunteers who came to care for the well being of the patients, giving and supporting them emotionally and psychologically.
Sara finds Sifu Lyan Shih a very compassionate leader and though she stayed for a period of one month in Pure Lotus, she never felt home sick.
Sara was a very warm person and adapted very quickly to the environment. She had a very good rapport with the volunteers who took her sightseeing in Penang Island and she loved Penang.
To the surprise of most of us, she is a Buddhist and a vegetarian, therefore, she easily blended in the environment in the Hospice. We hope to meet her again one day.