Episode Description: In this teisho given on New Years Day, Henry peels back layers of the central question: “What really matters?” exploring other enquiries along the way — What is the grave matter of life and death? What realization can occur when patterned ways of perceiving fall away? Who am I? Henry relates a parable from the Lotus Sutra about an orphaned child from a wealthy home who learns who he really is, and shows how it functions as a metaphor for Zen training’s ability to help us discover deeper levels of our identity.
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