Bokushu talks about the source of our suffering, and about the opportunity we bodhisattvas have to relate more skillfully to reality.
August 25, 2019
Roshi brings up our country’s painful history of land theft and slavery. She exhorts us to see the truth both in our collective history and in the way our own minds habitually operate. Seeing that truth, we can act more skillfully in a world that desperately needs our understanding and compassion.
August 10, 2019
Bokushu connects the Vimalakirti Sutra with our culture of self loathing and gun violence. He urges listeners to learn to see and tolerate themselves as the foundation for cultivating compassion in all its many forms.
In the final talk of Dai Sesshin, Ryotan Sensei relates how master Chin Niu and the Vimalakirti Sutra remind us that our lives are boundless.
“Monks, one moment you are born, the next you grow old, the next you pass into extinction.” In the sixth talk of Dai Sesshin, Soshin inquires inquires about Vimalakirti’s illness.