Fusatsu: The 2021 New Year

The Zen Mountain Monastery Podcast
The Zen Mountain Monastery Podcast
Fusatsu: The 2021 New Year
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Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

Zen Mountain Monastery, 12/31/2020

Zen Mountain Monastery guides us into the New Year 2021 with a Fusatsu, or renewal of vows ceremony, on New Year’s Eve. During which Shugen Roshi offers an empowering talk on the virtues of intention and vows. Pointing to the reality of intention: “the Buddha was enlightened to the profound, radical truth, that intention is karma, intention is action that has consequence”. Roshi illuminates the great power of mind, which can be used haphazardly to solidify our position in samsara and cause unimaginable suffering in the world. Yet that same mind has the capacity to be free of all attachments through intention.

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