To our yesterday’s seminar, one participant brought cherries and a salad to share with all of us during the lunch-break.
Usually, I ask the students to bring food for themselves to eat, and that’s just what they do. In the evening, they take back home in their bellies what they brought the morning in their rucksacks.
Though, when you generously share what you brought, be it food, humour or pain, your rucksack will be a bit lighter and easier to carry when going home!
My work on our seminars and Sesshin is not aimed to fill the students’ brains and hearts with lots of stuff, so they go home even more heavily loaded. I wish my Dojo to be a place to alleviate a bit of the load you carry with you. If it is nice food we all can enjoy, I say thank you!