“Enlightenment is like falling out of an airplane. The bad news is there’s no parachute. The good news is there’s no ground.”
What’s the airplane? How do we fall out? Do we jump, or are we pushed?
What’s the parachute that we don’t have? What does “no ground” mean?
David Robert Loy is a professor, writer, and Zen teacher in the Sanbo Kyodan tradition of Japanese Zen Buddhism. He is a prolific author, whose essays and books have been translated into many languages. His articles appear regularly in the pages of major journals such as Tikkun and Buddhist magazines including Tricycle, Turning Wheel, Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma, as well as in a variety of scholarly journals. He is on the editorial or advisory boards of the journals Cultural Dynamics, Worldviews, Contemporary Buddhism, Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, and World Fellowship of Buddhists Review. He is also on the advisory boards of Buddhist Global Relief, the Clear View Project, Zen Peacemakers, and the Ernest Becker Foundation.
Regular Sunday Program: Zazen begins at 9:30 am, Talk from 11:45 am to 12:30 pm.