Let me start by saying that I'm a bad Buddhist... I did not finish the class. I was given tickets to see a band in Madison for Saturday night and it turns out a bunch of old college friends from up north came down for the show and ... long story short ... stayed out WAYYYYY too late and couldn't get myself out of bed Sunday morning for the last day of the class. I feel pretty bad about it, but had such a great time with people I don't get to see but once a year that it's hard to stay mad at myself for long.

So, that admission out of the way...

The day and a half of the class that I did attend was nice. I was really hoping for more dharma talks and discussion, but nearly the entire day was spent in meditation. I don't think I've ever sat for that much in a single day, but I felt wonderful afterward. I need to see about doing a retreat sometime. I thought this was going to be more of a class and less of a retreat, frankly, and that was somewhat disappointing. It also bugs me how secular the class is. I really WANT to learn more about the dharma. Perhaps I'm just being impatient. On the other hand, perhaps this is all there is in this series. It's valuable instruction and time well spent, but my expectations were off. Perhaps I just need to adjust them?