Rev. Luis Chudo Escobar from the Black Scorpion temple will serve as Shuso during summer Ango at the Hazy Moon.
"The idea of being Shuso has always been very intimidating, although I can say that behind uncertainty grew a profound appreciation for what a great opportunity it represents..." (read more)
Rev. Luis Chudo Escobar
"The idea of being Shuso has always been very intimidating, although I can say that behind uncertainty grew a profound appreciation for what a great opportunity it represents. For me, it is almost impossible to trace back the conditions that brought me here to this point when I’ll be able to experience a period of sustained effort and subtle transformation of my life.
I'm grateful because this training period makes my family, my Sangha and friends join together to allow me to retreat from daily tribulations for a considerable amount of time, something that, as time goes by, only gets harder to achieve. So during this Ango it will be very important not to take for granted the conditions met so I could do it, especially when I see people around me losing their jobs or struggling with bills; the world we live in is in great struggle, for me, to retreat is by no means to ignore this reality, but to make a real difference from my share in our misunderstandings.
Although we always say that expectations cause a lot of trouble, being able to work with Roshi in such an open and consistent way makes me expect a true and uncommon effort. Working on moment-after-moment awareness has changed my life in simple and unimaginable ways. The experience of my practice after these first years has been so stunning that, maybe for the best, I can't find words to thank my brothers and sisters on this path.
Anyway, thank you everybody!"
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