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Spring Retreat Talk 4, Gathering the Heart Mind with Valerie Forstman

May 16, 2023

Dwelling no-where, mind comes forth
~ from the Diamond Sutra

Heart mind directs us to the fundamental point of who and what we are. In Chinese there is one term for Heart Mind. No hyphen necessary, simply one. Contemporary Sanbo Zen teacher Migaku Sato wrote a poem with this line: In nothing at all-ness, there is endlessly everything. Out of nothing, here we are practicing, says Valerie or That thou art, says Ruben Habito. To further open, Valerie looks at goneness and oneness in Case18 from the Blue Cliff Record, The National Teacher’s Gravestone.

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

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