Practicing When it’s Difficult

Shoan

Danica Shoan Ankele, Senior Monastic

Zen Mountain Monastery, 04/24/2020

How can we create space when everything feels tight and solid, and when emotional reactions have their sway? Senior monastic Shoan brings poetry and practical spiritual practices to help us shift. Following a 18th century Zen master, we can “clarify the way that the illusory mind melts” in zazen and contemplation. And we can cultivate openness by calling to mind gratitude—even for the smallest thing—to express and nourish this intimate, caring mind.

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