The Week in Review through 10/26/08

Meditation:

Demon Feeding: 7
Prajna Paramita Practice: 3
Zazen (periods): 5

Chanting: 2

Teachings:

Talks attended: 2

Books Finished: 1

“Dharma Punx” by Noah Levine

Notes:

I went to hear Tim, a Senior Dharma Teacher and abbot of the Golden Wind Zen Center, give a talk at Aikido-Ai on Tuesday. He spoke on “Polarity, Paradox and Poetry.” It’s hard to encapsulate a brilliant, 3-minute dharma talk, but here’s how I put it to my husband: the polarity is that, according to the Heart Sutra, form is emptiness and emptiness is form. The paradox is that both are true. The poetry is how you learn to accept that truth. After Tim’s talk, Zen Master Jibong answered questions from the audience. Then we had refreshments on the patio. A very pleasant evening.

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