Beholding, Not Beholden

The Zen Mountain Monastery Podcast
The Zen Mountain Monastery Podcast
Beholding, Not Beholden
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Bear Gokan Bonebakker, Senior Monastic and Dharma Holder

Zen Mountain Monastery, Sunday 11/28/2021

From Bodhidharma’s “Breakthrough Sermon”

Drawing inspiration from Bodhidharma’s “Breakthrough Sermon”, Gokan encourages us to behold our mind; this is the essential practice of Zen. When we are not attentive, the thoughts we allow to develop in our mind separate us from this world. However, we can choose to not be swallowed by our thoughts; by giving our awareness to this moment.

 

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