Remember, what we practice is not the practice… real practice is what we integrate into our life.
When we sit, when we practice, this is the training, this is practicing for reality. We should not get stuck with the idea that this is the real practice.
We sometimes think that when we sit we are practicing and when we stand up we are no longer practicing. We should not get stuck with the idea that this is the real practice.
From our practice we learn to integrate Dharma into our life , then free ourselves with the qualities arising as the fruit of that practice.
(photo taken on Kalu Rinpoche retreat land on Saltspring Island , Canada.)