Danica Shoan Ankele, Senior Monastic and Dharma Holder
Zen Mountain Monastery, New York, Sunday 02/12/2023
From Master Dogen’s Shobogenzo Fascicle “Komyo” (Radiant Light)
There are many teachings, elements of study, that help us with our engagement and understanding of practicing the Way. For instance, we need to know about the 5 kleshas, the 6 paramitas, concentration, mindfulness, Vipassana, Shamatha, etc., etc…. We learn about all of that and we’re sorted? Liberated? Shoan kindly says no not quite, “it’s not like that.” So then, how and where do we encounter liberation? She brings in Master Dogen’s Fascicle “Radiant Light” to delve into this question.