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Day One of Exploring the Wild World of Koans Retreat – February 3, 2022 (videos)

February 20, 2022

In this first talk from the Exploring the Wild World of Koans retreat, Valerie takes up Mu as a gateway to what koans are and how they can bring about an intimate recognition of what we truly are. When the thread of our fixed assumptions about self and world is plucked, Mu rushes in. In that moment, we may see through the weave on the loom and find ourselves at home in this world just as it is – infinitely dynamic, inexhaustibly generative, and teeming with compassion.

Featured photo by Mark Paul Petrick

Later that afternoon, a Q&A session was recorded with Valerie Forstman:

Featured photo by Mark Paul Petrick

Recorded in our virtual zendo on February 3, 2022.

Photo by Liam Charmer on Unsplash

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