In this talk, Valerie begins with an imperative from the masters – ancient and alive – to see and be the catastrophes of the world. Can there be any real solace that doesn’t spring from uncompromising oneness? As a response to the litany of suffering, personal and collective, Valerie turns to case 83 of the Book of Equanimity. “Where do you come from?” one master asks another. “I come from nursing the ill.” This is the work of a bodhisattva and the vow of our practice, spoken or not. One body, excluding nothing.
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