Joyful Mind, Nurturing Mind, Great Mind: Sesshin Talk

Above is Walden Pond in March, 2010. 

Here’s a sesshin talk, wrapping up the study of Dogen’s Instructions for the Cook. Click here (then View and Video once the Webex player gets rolling). 

Here’s how I summarize the text:

  • Allow yourself to be polished by others through detailed consultation; 
  • sort rice and sand – sacred and mundane – in the midst of work itself; 
  • lift a single vegetable and making a golden body; intimately consider the details of your work; 
  • take full responsibility; 
  • know the one flavor of zen through the abundance of blessings shared in community with  joyful, nurturing and big minds.

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