In this talk, the last of our 2018-19 winter retreat, Ryotan Sensei starts by thanking the many Sangha members who work hard to create our retreat. He then mentions growing up in the same town as Dr. Timothy Leary, who’s famous slogan was “Tune in, turn on and drop out.” Ryotan sees a connection here to Zen and asks what is it, to truly drop out? One could latch onto the beautiful model of “foolish old man Ryokan” and choose poverty and poetry as a lifestyle, but Zen masters past and present ask us to find our own way. Only though our own unique continuous practice can we manifest the true functioning of the Dharma. Recorded December 31st, 2018.