It’s our custom, after anyone has participated in a retreat, for the next meeting to be devoted to hearing a report about his or her retreat experience.  This process of “thinking out loud” about the retreat supports a further integration of the experience, during and after, into their memories, so the insights and skills acquired are more accessible.  It also provides insight and inspiration for those of us who were not on the retreat.  Brian completed a Korean Zen retreat in the Kwan Um tradition, from last Thursday night to Sunday.  His report stimulated some interesting questions and comments among the other sangha members.