Grounding in Groundlessness

Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

Zen Mountain Monastery, 07/24/2019

In this talk from Interdependence Sesshin, Hojin Sensei employs the concept of immo—or “that which is”—from Master Dogen’s fascicle of the same name. Being tripped up by the ground beneath our feet (or a situation that we meet) we depend on that same ground to get back up. And we also depend upon the empty space, our full potential. When you stumble and fall, Sensei suggests, don’t be so quick to jump back up again. You may just find hidden gems, including the ground itself.

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