Some years ago, 2012 to be exact, i traveled to Toronto by bus in order to tale precepts from Ven. Samu Sunim, a monk in the Chogye Order of Korean Seon and the founder of the Buddhist Society for Compassionate Wisdom. I did so at the time in order to begin a path of training which would allow me to someday become a chaplain in hospice, prison and hospital settings. Crazy? Idealistic? Perhaps but it is something to which i find myself continually drawn.
Then, of course, is my desire to be formally apart of a group dedicated to rigorous spirirual training. I am often unsure of my toe motivations in this regard because there are times when i feel that i am motivated b less than pure intentions which lead ever on towards becoming while at others i feel i am pursuing this course for the right. reasons.
At present I’m still suspect of myself but, having been in n the presence of Sunim again and seen what kinds of work he is doing i an inspired to push forward ever mindful of my own intentions. May all beings find freedom from suffering!