Chelsie Hanstad, The Minnesota Daily: Seated on small black cushions on the floor of a small Coffman Union room, the Diamond Way Buddhist Meditation group settles in for its weekly meeting at the University. Some sit with legs akimbo. Others sit with a leg on each side of the cushion. Some hold beads with their eyes closed, deep in concentration.
“Karmapa Chenno!” or “The power of all Buddhas works through us!” is written on a white board. The phrase will be repeated later in the meditation.
“Try to sit with your back straight. Sit comfortably,” said Eric Gibson, one of the more
experienced group members. He was instructing those who were there for the first time…