“Dharma is not simply philosophy or understanding….we ourselves are utterly implicit, included within it.”
“Zen practice is a means to take apart our conditioned ways of existing, taking apart the machine to see what is really there.” ~ Henry Shukman
Description: Henry begins this second summer sesshin talk by describing our practice as “getting under the hood…of our habitual ways of seeing, experiencing and acting.” Zen practice is a means to take apart our conditioned ways of existing, taking apart the machine to see what is really there. Listen as Henry shares a story of a magnificent mountain sunrise he watched in his youth which fully expressed the Dharma. Henry explores the “three treasures” as a simultaneous manifestation of multiplicity and oneness, and relates an illustrative anecdote about effort and surrender as he begins examining the koan Mu.