May all beings be happy. May they awaken from the dream. May delusions fall away and clinging cease. Ignorance, greed and anger have no hold on the awakened heart.
Everyday Zen Podcasts from Norman Fisher are a wonderful resource. In particular this podcast of a Dharma talk published November 25 2016, “Living With Ease In A Crazy World – The American Election – Talk 2 Loon Lake Sesshin 2016” speaks to what we are all facing and how our practice informs our actions. Enjoy.
In our daily lives we are easily distracted and afflicted by our experiences and our environment. We are manipulated by the push and pull of the constant social and cultural demands placed upon us. We falsely believe that we are our passing thoughts and emotions. We succumb to greed, hate and ignorance, causing suffering for ourselves and others. […]