Patrick Yunen Kelly, Senior Lay Student
Zen Center of New York City, 02/09/2020
Senior Lay Student Yunen invokes Mother Teresa’s struggles with the crisis of faith and the last words of Jesus, “My God, why have you forsaken me?” to explore Great Faith and Great Doubt in Zen practice. The encounter with darkness in spiritual life is not a problem that requires a solution, he says, for where there is emptiness and darkness, there is just emptiness and darkness. There is no need to turn away or disconnect: you do not need to be saved.