The Wonder of Presence

Bear Gokan Bonebakker, Senior Monastic

Zen Mountain Monastery, 05/29/2020

Delving into the opening lines of Hongzhi’s Cultivating the Empty Field, senior monastic Bear Gokan Bonebakker reflects on how we purify, cure, grind down, or brush away our habits and attachments. He reminds us that practice will not turn us into a different person – the imperative instead is to meet the whole of ourselves directly, to come to know our own mind and body intimately and lovingly.

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