What’s your spiritual/religious
I was raised American Baptist. I had really good parents who
were also raised Baptist. We went to church on Wednesday, twice on Sunday. At
first, when I left home, I wanted to get away from that, but later I was glad
for some of the spiritual training that it gave me. But I was more attracted to
What was your impression about seeing Easwaran in person?
Yes, well, by that time I’d been around some enlightened people. After reading his books and seeing him, I could recognize that. I felt he was a good man, and a good way of being.
How has your practice evolved as you’ve gotten older and moved into Setu?
Setu is a wonderful support in old age. I feel very privileged to go to the retreats and just to know about it. It’s just a wonderful support and gives you something to do and how to be when you can’t get out. It isn’t like you give up and sit and watch TV all day, or even just sit in front of the TV, not even watching it. I see so many old people like that who just give up and go to bed. They’re through and so they just lay in bed all day. Setu gives you a purpose and focus in your life, a way to reach out to other people in some way. It’s just wonderful. I look forward to every Setu retreat. There is such a feeling of love and support from the staff and retreatants. It’s very inspirational.