Yes, we spent lots of time meditating, but we also had lots to think about too. We heard that the whole teaching of the Buddha could be essentialised in 3 lines:
Commit not a single unwholesome action OR If you can’t help, at least don’t harm
Cultivate a wealth of virtue OR Have a good, kind, compassionate heart
To tame this mind of ours OR Train the mind because it is the creator of happiness and suffering
There was much discussion about what comes first, the trained mind or the ethics. Leave your comments at the foot of the page! But we all related to the teaching on the appearance and nature of mind, and understood the analogies of the sun (nature of mind) and the rays of the sun (appearance of mind) and the clouds (appearance of mind) and the sky (nature of mind).