Why are we constantly drawn to distraction when we yearn for wholeheartedness? Why do we continue to look for things outside of ourselves when it is the feeling of separation that troubles us so deeply? In this inspiring dharma discourse, Shugen Sensei encourages us to trust that only by looking within ourselves will we be able to heal our feelings of isolation and division. When the gap is closed, we can experience our inherent completeness.
Photo by John Nyberg
by Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei
Book of Serenity, Case 98:
Dongshan's Always Close
Zen Mountain Monastery—November 17, 2011