Geri Larkin's New Book
The reading was for Geri Larkin’s new book, The Chocolate Cake Sutra; Ingredients for a Sweet Life. I’ve read all of Geri’s books which are Zen in nature. She attended a Buddhist seminary in Toronto where she was ordained. She was given transmission (permission to teach) by a Zen Master in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I had thought that she might be a little reserved. Not so. She was very welcoming, very outgoing, easy to smile, laugh and tell jokes on herself. She has recently moved to Seattle after being the founding teacher for a Zen Buddhist Abbey in the inner city of Detroit called The Still Point Center. She answered questions readily, read a couple of sections from the new book. She currently is not teaching but she said "Who knows what the future will bring?" I was struck by her very down-to-earth nature.
We celebrated a fine Seattle afternoon by having dinner at Dinos, a fine Italian-Greek restaurant near our home.