A Precious Human Life, So Hard to Obtain

Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

Zen Mountain Monastery, 9/13/2020

“Now that I have this great ship, a precious human life, so hard to obtain I must carry myself and others across the ocean of samsara.”

So begins the 37 Verses of the Practice of a Bodhisattva, the 14th century Tibetian teachings we are taking up this ango. Shugen Roshi unpacks these rich instructions which speak to the favorable conditions which allow human beings to encounter the dharma, and how to share generously and appreciate the mystery and truth of our interconnectedness.

NextFusatsu: September 2020