Henry reminds us that Zen training is our own work, effort, commitment and investment of time and energy. Yet the context of practice pulls us outside of ourselves, out of what we know and allows us to uncover our authentic self. Retreats are a critical part of creating this context. Henry also reminds us that seeking an end to suffering is the reason we practice. Buddhism has the most clearly articulated meditation methodology that is the least religious and most humanist which is compatible with modern psychology.
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