Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi
From The Vimalakirti Sutra
Zen Mountain Monastery, 01/20/2019
Shugen Roshi examines the path of the Precepts and the basic teachings of Buddhism—to cease from harm, to do all that is good and to study your mind—from the perspective of Vimalakirti’s uncompromising insights into emptiness: “Suffering arises from our total involvement in delusion from beginning-less time. Nothing can be perceived which can be said to be suffering.” Showing that there is a path of liberation that is based in possession of neither suffering or happiness, delusion or enlightenment, we can open to wisdom as the direct experience of the real nature of things, and to compassion as how it functions in our lives.