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Dharmatalk: Compassion and Curiosity, Part 1, Valerie Forstman

August 9, 2022

“Zen is awakening to the dynamic reality of the present moment…..Zen is finding love in all things at all times. ”   ~ Ruben Habito

Valerie explores Zen practice from the mind of compassion and curiosity,  looking at the Buddhist origin story – Shakyamuni’s awakening – and the fruits of practice. Valerie asks, What is Zen? A life long path of awakening and a practice to cultivate present moment awareness on and off the cushion. This talk is the first teisho from our February 2021 Valentine’s weekend Introduction to Zen Retreat.

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

Also, check out our Upcoming Events:

Original Love, Deep Clear Lake: 6 Sundays beginning July 31, 10am – 12pm
And Weekend Retreat, September 10-11 led by Henry Shukman

Sangha Meeting, Saturday September 17, 10am

Autumn Virtual Retreat, September 29-October 4, led by Valerie and Henry
Registration opens soon.

Photo by Luca Micheli on Unsplash

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