comparative religion

Five of us made the hike up Bare Mountain on Saturday. I set a quick pace (wanting exercise), which didn’t jive too well with those who were along “for the journey not the destination.” Fortunately, I don’t think we had any lasting casualties! Once at the top, after a lengthy photo shoot and an impressive scouting mission by George for shade, we settled down to lunch and a “seminar” (as described by the two – shall I say, less enthusiastic? – members of the group). George presented the case for Zen Buddhism mixed with Christianity while Sarbjeet shared his Sikh perspective. We got launched on this after I summarized the critique that Carolyn gave me of the Life of Pi, but the fertile soil must have been laid by the contrast of my frenetic dash up the trail with George’s “it’s all about the way” meandering pace.

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