Many stories about people becoming enlightened involve epiphanies – moments when the person fully gets it. That seemed in keeping with the fact that Buddhism is called a "wisdom tradition." But when I started going to the Zen Center, I was surprised at the emphasis on daily practice, reinforced by retreats. Vipassana also stresses the importance of time spent in formal meditation.
Which is most important, wisdom or practice? Or rather, what is the relationship between cultivating wisdom and practicing meditation?
I hope you will join us this Sunday from 7-8:30 pm to practice together and explore the ways the Eightfold Path can work together in our experience.
I'm glad to be back after a couple months away, and looking forward to seeing you all and your friends on Sunday.