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Video – Empty Hands, Valerie Forstman

February 12, 2021

We are always looking for the lack, like Eka (Huike) searching for his mind – this lack is so convincing and so untrue. It blinds us to who we really are and blinds us to see the astonishing beauty of one and other.

In this Dharma Talk, from February 4, Valerie helps us open our eyes to authentic reality.  She reads Thomas Merton’s awakening experience and explores an enigmatic line from a verse in the miscellaneous koans: “With empty hands, I take hold of the plow.”

All dharma talks and Q&A sessions from the Encounter of the Heart Retreat are available on our YouTube Channel.

Image: Hands by niekverlaan,
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