Sometimes you just learn things the hard way. This video I made recently was kind of off-script, but I wanted to talk about some recent experiences I had with Zen. My experiences so far have been fairly positive (besides the sore knee), but it’s also a matter of finding what’s right for you.
I’ve taken a break from Zen practice,¹ and have kind of dabbled in Jodo-Shu practices lately for various reasons outlined in the video. I haven’t really quit anything, or committed to anything, but just seemed like the right thing to do for now.
Who knows where I’ll be next year, or even next week. :p
P.S. The photo above is one I took at Chion-in temple in Kyoto, Japan. The status is a young Honen, before he took tonsure.
¹ Which is kind of a shame since I had kept it up almost daily for 7 weeks. Better than being a three-day monk. ;p