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This Blue Sky: Zazenkai and Q&A with Valerie Forstman (videos)

April 2, 2022

In this talk from our Women in Zen Zazenkai series, Valerie looks into the life and work of Chiyo-ni, the first renowned woman haiku master, reading these evocative verses alongside a recent quote from a Ukrainian mother: “If you can go outside and look at the blue sky, you should do it.” The beauty of nature and clarity of awakening intermingle in a world that is at once heart-breaking and broken all the way open.

Featured photo by Mark Paul Petrick

This talk was followed later that afternoon by a Q&A session:

Featured photo by Mark Paul Petrick

Recorded in our virtual zendo on March 12, 2022.

Photo by Ben Collins on Unsplash

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