Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi
Zen Mountain Monastery, 12/31/2019
In the midst of a Renewal of Vows ceremony for the new year, Shugen Roshi explores the Buddha Way as a path of peace which can direct us to cease from harm and practice good. Our basic impulse is toward good, but this needs to be practiced and cultivated in order to be brought forth. The taking of vows is an act of courage that helps us rise to the challenge of being happy and free even in the midst of conflict.