Two thousand six hundred years ago, Shakyamuni Buddha proclaimed that the next Buddha will be names Maitreya, the ‘Buddha of Love.’ I think Maitreya Buddha may be a community, and not just an individual. A good community is needed to help us resist the unwholesome ways of our time. Mindful living protects us and helps us go in the direction of peace. With the support of friends in the practice, peace has a chance.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Cultivating the Mind of Love