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Living Heart of Zen: Spring Retreat, Talk 4: Gathering the Heart Mind

April 22, 2023

Dwelling no-where, mind comes forth.

From the Diamond Sutra

This final talk or our Living the Heart of Zen retreat, Valerie opens to the emptiness and the fullness of oneness. Heart mind directs us to the fundamental point of who and what we are. In Chinese there is one term for this, 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.

Photo by Tra Tran on Unsplash

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