“This kind of group practice can be of real benefit to a world such as ours. Perhaps it is not so irrelevant to a world in which harmony is scarcer than diamonds.” — Taizan Maezumi Roshi

Tensions and protests are escalating throughout the United States. Several weeks ago, Sensei Chodo addressed the sangha after an incident in which community members were harassed during a virtual meditation. This timely talk addresses finding peace, grounding, and understanding after suffering an unwarranted and outright violent attack. He finishes the talk by sharing stories of hope and empathy.

 

ZenTalk Notes:

Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell is a co-founder of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care and is part of the core faculty for the Buddhist Track in the Master in Pastoral Care and Counseling at Zen Center’s education partner, New York Theological Seminary.

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Music: Heart Sutra by Kanho Yakushiji –  Buddhist priest and a musician of the Rinzai sect and Imaji temple in Imabari, Japan. In 2003, he formed “KISSAQUO”, a songwriting duo based in Kyoto.

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