The Village Zendo was delighted to have guest speaker David Loy come talk to us this week about a quote from Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche that has intrigued him for a number of years; “Enlightenment is like falling out of an airplane. The bad news is there’s no parachute. The good news is there’s no ground.”
Professor Loy is a distinguished Buddhist scholar and student in the Sanbo Kyodan school of Zen. He is a prolific author; one of his books, The World is Full of Stories, was featured by Enkyo Roshi in a Path of Practice Class at the Village Zendo. As well as lecturing and teaching, he is currently a director and vice president of the Rocky Mountain Eco Dharma Center, a volunteer-based group that is attempting to establish a retreat center in the Colorado wilderness. For more information, and for ways to help, check out their website.