Spring Ango Opening 2019 ZMM

Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

Zen Mountain Monastery, 3/3/2019

As we step into a new training period, Shugen Roshi reflects on “Manifesting Buddha,” the theme for this ango. He also talks about the work of confronting oppression, particularly the subtle kinds that we inflict upon those different from ourselves. This work is none other than the spiritual development of all buddhas and ancestors who sought to clarify their karma of negative emotions, self-grasping, and delusion.

 

A note about the below video: apologies for the low quality image at the start. It improves over the course of the talk.

 

 

 

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