Light Sitting in Light

“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)

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