My apologies for a lack of postings recently. The Grand Rapids Zen Center opened and the response was much greater than expected and it required a lot of my time. Things are settling down and I am getting into a routine. What I learned is that having expectations is not right thinking. It is better to have no expectations so that you can experience what is and don't get caught up in what was or what might be. It was a very god lesson for me---abandon expectations, accept just what there is.
I also wanted to share this article form today's Washington Post entitled, "The Inconspicuous Buddhists Among Us". Very interesting article and I hope you'll take the time to read it.