“Before the retreat, I had meditated a couple of times at a Buddhist temple but did not have an understanding of what I was doing. I came to the [Mondo Zen] retreat with the hope that I could break out of my current mode of existence: bored/sad/stuck in a cycle of shame. The retreat surpassed all of my expectations. I learned so much from the text and experiences.
Thank you for helping me access the spiritual part of myself. I now have practical ways to handle the shame and fear that has been crippling me. I do actually feel that I have been awakened, that the path has been illuminated and that I am no longer bound by obstacles from my path. I am looking forward to the next [retreat].”
~ Betsy from Pennsylvania