Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Upaya Dharma Podcasts - Exploring Fearless Buddha Ancestors

Nice dharma teaching.

Exploring Fearless Buddha Ancestors

Speakers: Roshi Joan Halifax & Sensei Beate Genko Stolte

Sensei Beate begins the talk by exploring the five skandhas and encouraging sesshin participants to study the skandha of feeling in particular. The ancestors did exactly this, and it produced clarity in their lives. We too must be courageous and look at our experience through the skandhas. Roshi Joan illustrates this point with stories of the ancestors facing their fears and looking deeply into the nature of the mind, as we do in sesshin. We cannot gain insight by using a map or relying on sutras or teachings. We must rely on our own experience to awaken.

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