Another Way

Ron Hogen Green, Sensei 

Zen Center of New York City, 11/02/2019

Hogen Sensei uses singer Aimee Mann’s lyrics, “For the sake of momentum, I have allowed my fears to get larger than life,” to explore alternatives to the momentum of karma. While we remain embedded in our accumulated karma, frozen in place by our fears, how can we open our hearts? Moments of a quiet mind in zazen, in which there is a sense of nothing else—this is the doorway into wholeness. Hogen Sensei reminds us of this and asks: “Right now you are alive. So what is the plan? What will you do with it?”

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