Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi
Zen Mountain Monastery, New York, Sunday 05/29/2022
Dharma Encounter at the Conclusion of the Ocean Gathering Sesshin (and concluding the Spring Ango)
Using the Parable of the Good Physician from the Lotus Sutra, Shugen Roshi brought up questions for students to engage with him in Dharma Encounter. How can we be skillful when we are under the sway of our defilements and we don’t want to turn towards the medicine? How do we help others when they don’t want to take the medicine? When someone perceives medicine as poison, what is skillful? These and other question were engaged in live, unrehearsed dialog at the end of our 90 day ango training period.