Sunday, February 1, 2015

There's a Hole in My Robes! - Dharma talk

Life seldom plays by the rules, let alone 'our' rules. We're late on our first day of work; we miss an important job interview; we forget to fill our medicine prescriptions--life doesn't obey our commands. In a sense, Zen practice is about learning to embrace whatever comes our way, regardless of the circumstances. I came up with the title of this talk after my Zen robes split down the back. Better grab the needle the thread and start sewing!

Zen isn't about being passively peaceful in the face of difficult events, but about responding as skillfully as possible. It's about acting gracefully when you get caught in the rain without an umbrella.

Introduction and sound engineering by Tom Inzan Gartland.

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