Friday, May 20, 2011
It's Been A Week
For the past week I have been working with a group of volunteers to get the Grand Rapids Zen Center is shape to open on June 5. We held a ritual cleansing of the space on Sunday May 15. Expected 15 people---60 showed up. Perhaps this is Grand Rapids' way of telling us that we have come to the right place at the right moment. Is this the city's karma? Is it time for the Buddha Dharma to take root here? The Buddha taught that we must use upaya (expedient means) to bring the Dharma to the places and people who need it at the time and in a way that appeals to them. I ask that all who read this keep us in mind and send us the intention that what we do brings the Dharma to Grand Rapids in a way that attracts people to the Path and that their lives are the better for it.