I learned many things during my stay, (including but not limited to), things about myself, Zazen, and practice. For lack of a better term, I found the "light" which I needed, not only for my practice, but also for myself. The abbot was genuinely kind and compassionate. Never before had I met a man who was so kind, understanding, and genuine.
|Shoken/The Abbot (left) and myself (right)|
So my returning marks the end of my hiatus from blogging, which I now plan to post more frequently. Thanks to all of you who have been following me through my hiatus.
Here are a couple pictures of the monastery I took during my stay. Gassho.
|Ryumonji (left to right): Sodo/Sitting Hall, Hondo/Buddha Hall, Kuin/Dining and Dorms|
|View from courtyard|