Erik had a fabulous time at the talk last night. It wasn’t as crowded as we thought it would be. He got there in time. Ed Brown was very funny and put lots of good ideas in everyone’s heads.
As for the sitting, Ed Brown gave some instruction at the beginning and read a poem at the end, so it wasn’t a full 40 minutes of silence like I imagined. Maybe I would have been okay. There were a lot of chairs, but Erik brought his own zafu and sat in a regular sitting posture. It was held at the Koyasan Shingon Temple on U St.
Now he’s off hiking again with T, this time redwoods, and I have nothing to do today but water the Shiva mound.