ZEN LUMINARIES Series: Ocean Vuong in Conversation with Jon Joseph Roshi Sept. 11

The Pacific Zen Luminaries series, hosted by Jon Joseph Roshi, features a wide range of Zen Buddhist scholars, writers, poets, artists, and teachers. Proceeds from each event, including teacher dana, go to the guest speaker.

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Author & Poet Ocean Vuong
in conversation
with Jon Joseph Roshi
September 11th, 2023
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.

—The Record of Zhaozhou

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