Master Dogen's 300 Koan Shobogenzo: Case 271
About half of our waking hours are spent at work, yet few of us are engaged in labor that is both self-fulfilling and nourishing to others. In this important video, John Daido Loori, Roshi encourages us to practice work as the sacred activity that Zen understands it to be. Because work is the main gate of awakening available to most lay practitioners, Daido Roshi stresses the necessity of finding and being involved in compassionate work, not as a means to material comfort, but as the very process of awakening ourselves and those around us.
Volume 27 of the Mountain Light Video Library. DVD, 50 min.