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Lotus Blossoms in a World at War: Dharma Talk with Valerie Forstman (video)

April 8, 2022

Four weeks into the invasion of Ukraine, Valerie takes up case 21 of the Blue Cliff Record, “Chimon’s Lotus,” alongside the poem, “Peace,” by the German SanboZen master, Silvia Ostertag. Chimon’s surprising answer in the case becomes an invitation to taste the peace that pervades all boundaries and to offer our sitting for the peace of the whole world.

Photo by Irakli Kvaratskhelia on Unsplash

Recorded in our virtual zendo on March 24, 2022.

Photo by Irakli Kvaratskhelia on Unsplash

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