Sunday, June 24, 2012

Last Few Hours

We have only a few more hours to go. Right now we're on break. Everyone is sacked out. For some reason I have energy to spare.

The first afternoon of the retreat, I felt profoundly moved by the opening lines of the Temple Rules: "you have already made a firm decision to attain enlightenment and save all beings."Really?" I thought. Is my resolve firm? Every word of the rules tasted like golden nectar. The old scarred brown floor seemed like the most beautiful thing I had ever seen, pouring forth its light.

Much of the weekend has passed like this, moment after moment of quiet gratitude and deep love--for my teacher and sangha and the wide open space of this place.

We'll do it again in January. Stay tuned for more news from the heartland.

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