Pride: Sin or Virtue?

Genko Rainwater
We are entering into Portland Pride season. “Pride” turns up on both Christian and Buddhist lists as one of the seven deadly sins or one of the five poisons, respectively. In what ways is it negative? How can it be seen as positive? How does it relate to Shame (which is generally listed as a positive in Buddhist thought)? Genko explores some of these confusing ideas.

Join us this Sunday, June 10, for zazen, sanzen, service, and Genko’s Dharma Talk. Genko and Gyoshi offer sanzen.

8:30am Zazen
9:00 Kinhin (walking meditation, with optional sanzen)
9:10 Zazen
9:40 Full Morning Service
10:10 Break and announcements
10:30 Pride: Sin or Virtue?
11:45 Informal Community Lunch – All invited.