MEDITATION AND NATURE
Our Sunday, April 29, Science & Buddhism discussion was led by Jikoji's Eric Remington, who looked at the relationship between Meditation and Nature.
Eric, an early student of Jikoji founder, Kobun Chino Otogawa, also read and discussed passages from his new book of poetry, "The Soft Rain of Solitude: How a Field Biologist Works."
Eric considered what Kobun meant by his instructions for Jikoji -- "Don't turn the country into the city" -- and what that means in terms of caring for this fragile planet of ours, and our Bodhisattva vow to save all sentient beings.
The group also went on a short Dharma Walk in Jikoji's environs to help illustrate Eric's insights. "Spring is happening like mad, right here at Jikoji. And exploring outside is much more direct than a talk in the zendo."
Our "Last Sunday" Science & Buddhism talks start at 2pm, right after our traditional Sunday Program lunch, for which you are warmly invited to join us.
All are welcome. No prior experience with science, Buddhism, or meditation is necessary. Hope to see you soon.