Friday, June 4, 2010
I'm a member of the Cambridge Zen Center and something almost all of us do occasionally is give a dharma talk. CZC has them every Thursday night at 7:30pm except when there's a visiting teacher and then they have them on Friday night. A student (such as myself) gives a short talk about their experience practicing zen and then a teacher answers questions. I'm up on June 11 and I was wondering what to talk about. Then, thinking of this blog and last Saturday's post, I thought, why not talk about my weight. Weight and body image are a good subject for a dharma talk because of how much attachment there is to this issue both for myself and society as a whole. My weight is a hard teacher. I'm not sure exactly what I'm going to say but I'm looking forward to talking about it. The Korean Zen Master who founded our school always said to turn your bad karma into good karma and I'm looking forward to doing some of that next week.