Tuesday, October 14, 2008

one day retreat

saturday was an experience of silence and meditation shared and supported by eleven friends with diverse histories. stumbling into this practice for various reasons, some arrived to relieve the constant pain, while others came out of fear the craziness would return, and perhaps a few were there due to a deep question dwelling within. one was there to point the way. we all came because of a realization that we couldn’t change the world to fit our view and that we have no choice but to accept this moment and awaken to our inherent and true nature. by the end of the retreat we all attained this point. 4:30 pm saturday cookies and ice cream in the dharma room.
道清, 禅师 Dochong, JDPSN

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