I have a story to tell you, but it’s a story for which the words have disappeared.
I say we don’t have the language, but that’s not entirely true. We were all there. It’s one of the things that connects us. We can remember it in our bodies. So how could we have ever forgotten?
The question of how to deal with difficult times is fundamental for a spiritual practice, and really, for any human life. During our Winter Sesshin in January 2017, Rachel Boughton, Roshi addressed questions and feelings about navigating these political times, and your everyday life, in the company of koan practice.
Here you can watch a video of her dharma talk, or read the essay on the same topic.
During our Winter Sesshin in January 2017, Rachel Boughton, Roshi addressed feelings and questions about navigating these political times, and your everyday life, in the company of koan practice.
You can watch the video here.
An essay by Rachel Boughton Roshi, December 2016.
The morning after an unaccustomed shock brings thoughts about how much I really know about the future, and curiosity about the possibilities of living in the present.