Tonight a friend and I are attending a talk at Crazy Wisdom, in Ann Arbor. My friend is Buddhist, and her teacher, Traktung Rinpoche, will be speaking on the Heart of Awareness. I’m excited to be attending with her, as she’s always spoken highly of him and I’ve never attended anything like this before. It will be interesting to see how it goes.
I’m currently without religion, after being raised Catholic for most of my life. But I’ve always been a searcher, interested in the experience of the “other” be it a different religion, a different race, even a different gender. (Which is probably why I ended up writing!) I spent most of my teenage years exploring the new age movement, going so far as to consider Wicca. But I’ve never found a religion that has felt quite right to me yet. Living in Ann Arbor, I’ve been lucky to be exposed to a lot of open mindedness in regards to religion, and I’ve considered Buddhism before, but never gotten serious. Part of me chafes at having someone tell me how to worship “God”, (can you tell I have a problem with authority?) part of me wonders if he even exists. But that’s my own problem.
Either way, tonight will be fun and educational. And we’re going here for tapas beforehand. Always fun!