Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi
Zen Mountain Monastery, New York, Sunday 09/26/2021
Dharma Encounter at the Conclusion of the Mountains and Rivers Sesshin
How do wisdom and compassion manifest together in our lives? Shugen Roshi asks us to consider the questions: Why is loving kindness – cultivation of compassion – crucial for our awakening of insight? And how do we understand our practice, the noble 8-fold path, the 8 gates, the life we’re living in practice, as a way to be bringing forth that insight? Do we bring it forth as we diminish our negative karma or as we realize it? Are those different? And how is it that “Wisdom without compassion, compassion without wisdom are not complete”?