Tam has been taking prescription medicine to lower his cholesterol, everyday, since 2008. During our one month Chan Meditation retreat, he decided not to take his pills, since he would be eating a simple vegetarian diet and meditating all day.
During the Chan retreat, he felt his health was getting better and better every day.
About six weeks later, Tam still had not taken any of his cholesterol pills. He thought that maybe he should start taking them again.