TEACHER: Jeff Warren
THEME: The Way of Surrender
MEDITATION: Just Sitting
GROUP PRACTICE: I Give Up – and Look How Much that Made me Love You!
Fitting to end with Zen – Soto Zen, sotto voce, a soft surrender. Dogen called it “practice enlightenment.” Forget getting anywhere – where could you go? You’re already here. In a very real sense, we are all of us already awake; we just need to practice the truth of this. We do so in the way we hold our posture – composed, accepting, not actively meditating but being meditated. Our poor fontal lobes – seizured like fists with their will-to-power scenarios. Fuck it. Unclench. Soften and trust. We prepare the ground in sitting, and then, as we prepare to say goodbye for the summer, we express this same acceptance in community. We fall in love with each other, again and again and again.