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Teisho: Summer Sesshin: Exploring Dharma and Mu (Part 2 of 5)

September 1, 2016

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

Take Apart

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.

Post Image Credit: Rubiks cube take apart by Hangsna, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Featured Image Credit: Harmony by Devanath, CCO Public Domain.

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