Demon Feeding: 1
Prajna Paramita Practice: 5
Zazen (periods): 4
Talks attended: 2
Books Finished: “The Perfection of Wisdom” translated by R. C. Jamieson
Thursday night Tim gave a short dharma talk. Sunday morning, Zen Master Jibong gave a long talk on the 4 Noble Truths and the 12-Link Chain of Dependent Origination. I took about 8 pages of notes, in addition to the 12 pages of handouts he gave us. Whew! Heavy duty training.
Saturday evening we had a Buddha auction at the Zen Center. Tim and another senior dharma teacher, Anita Feng, make amazing clay and porcelain Buddhas. I got two statutes at such great prices, I felt like I was stealing. I also got a pendant with a Buddha face. It was a nice evening; I got to talk to some members of my sangha and get to know them better.