One criticism leveled against Christianity by Nietzsche is that rather than challening the way people lived their lives, it became a source of bovine contentment for the bourgeoisie. In the early years of our practice, there's no doubt that we're engaged in tending to our own suffering. We derive important benefits from practicing in a community and the stability, discipline, and dependability of practice. How then do we escape settling into something comfortable, predictable, in our practice? How do we make it more than that?