A personal blog by a graying (mostly Anglo with light African-American roots) gay leftist leaning liberal progressive fit married college-educated former Baha'i NPR-listening Professor Emeritus now following the Dharma from California to Minas Gerais, Brasil.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Today's Daily Dharma: No Retreat
the night of the Buddha’s enlightenment, he is said to have understood
that everything is completely interconnected and interdependent.
Therefore it is impossible for anybody to go on retreat from the world.
Everybody knows that when you go on retreat, the whole world, no matter
how tiny your retreat cabin, is there, in terms of your experience. And
the purpose of retreat is precisely to transform the world.