Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi
Zen Mountain Monastery, 5/3/2020
At some time in meditation practice, Mara the evil one will come and try to dissuade you. Mara has endless means for shaking up our faith and resolve, appearing inside our own minds. Our habitual responses, as well as our cultural certainties, are not helpful when the very foundations of our understanding of hierarchies, and the order of things, is in dynamic flux and change.