ZEN LUMINARIES Series: Jerry Brown in Conversation with Jon Joseph & Friends April 29

Jon Joseph Roshi of San Mateo Zen and Pacific Zen Institute created the Zen Luminaries series to support the hardworking innovators and shining voices of modern Zen: scholars, writers, poets, translators, activists, artists, teachers, and more.

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Former Governor
Jerry Brown
April 29, 2024
6–7:30 pm PDT 

Zhaozhou said, “Buddhahood is passion and passion is Buddhahood.”

A monk asked, “In whom does Buddha cause passion? Zhaozhou replied, “Buddha causes passion in all of us.” 

How do we get rid of it?” the monk asked.
“Why should we get rid of it?” responded Zhaozhou.

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