Zen’s Middle Way, Talk 1 from October’s Original Love Retreat

How could we ever be anywhere but at square one? …. it’s always here –  just like this – and we are always equipped to find it.

Henry opens this first talk from the Original Love 3 retreat by acknowledging the gap between basic mindful awareness practice and authentic awakening practice. Zen allows for both, it’s the middle way that embraces mindful day to day practice with sudden awakening where body and soul fall away.

Henry describes two gates: principle and practice. Principle is the fact of non-seperability. Practice is the more common gate of gradual, deliberate ongoing meditation practice. Original love allows us to dwell in the middle, between the two… deliberate daily practice and the potential for sudden awakening.

Find this and many other talks and discussions on the Mountain Cloud You Tube Channel.

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2 Responses to Zen’s Middle Way, Talk 1 from October’s Original Love Retreat

  1. Patricia J Howe November 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm #

    Thank you. I read Science of Enlightenment by Shenzhen Young. You just mentioned him here. 🙏

    • MCZC November 15, 2020 at 7:02 pm #

      Thanks for your comment Patricia.

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