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Dharmatalk: Case 20 from the Book of Equanimity with Valerie Forstman

August 2, 2022

“… Zazen has been described as silently not influencing anything …”

Koans can provide helpful perspectives for dealing with the uncertainty of current world events. In this talk, Valerie Forstman discusses Case 20 from the Book of Equanimity, in which Jizo tells his student that not knowing is most intimate. She deeply explores the intimacy revealed through this koan of a world that is so near to us yet so well able to maintain itself that we needn’t do anything to influence it.

And, here’s a link to our YouTube video of this talk.

Also, check out our Upcoming Events:

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Wednesdays with Will,  August 3 and 10, 5:30-7pm, both on line and at Mountain Cloud

Sangha Meeting, Saturday September 17, 10am

Autumn Virtual Retreat, September 29-October 4, led by Valerie and Henry
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