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This Bare World: Dharma Talk with Valerie Forstman (video)

March 19, 2022

Given in the wake of the February full moon, this talk shines a light on the anatomy of human judgment and raises the question,’ What is this bare world and why can’t we bear it?’ By way of response, Valerie turns to case 98 of the Blue Cliff Record, “Tempyo’s Two Wrongs,” a koan whose footprints of awakening point beyond the rift of ‘right and wrong’ to the reality at hand – intimate, indivisible, and luminous as the full moon in a winter sky.

Featured photo by Mark Paul Petrick

Recorded in our virtual zendo on February 12, 2022.

Photo by Kuno Schweizer on Unsplash

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