Bear Gokan Bonebakker, Senior Monastic
Zen Mountain Monastery, 04/22/2020
“It’s important how we practice.” With these simple words, senior monastic Gokan urges us to carefully consider what it is we are cultivating as we practice. We need not blame ourselves for our thoughts and emotions, particularly within our grief and uncertainty, and the imperative is to meet them gently and diligently. Offering a powerful reflection on the new life emerging continuously emerging around us, we’re encouraged to look and feel the deep comfort we are always offered there.