“At one point in her study, Sister Elaine asked Yamada Roshi what he thought prayer should be for a Christian. His immediate response was, ‘It should be the same as for a Buddhist. Prayer is light sitting in light.”
Light sitting in light.
Sister Elaine MacInnes was the first Catholic nun to become a Zen Roshi. Her experience is documented in the book Light Sitting in Light: A Christian’s Experience in Zen. (HarperCollins, 1997)