An Evening with Seijaku Roshi - ONLINE ZENDO EVENT
Saturday July 18, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Trust In Mind - the Hsin Shin Ming of Tseng Ts’an, Third Patriarch of Zen
As Zen-Buddhism enters new countries and cultures it subtly incorporates and adapts preexisting beliefs and practices. “Trust in Mind” is a creation arising from the blending of Indian Buddhist, Chinese Taoist, and Chinese Chan doctrine. It gives us clear instructions on how to proceed toward liberation from discontentment and suffering, making one essential point: don’t let the mind fall into comparisons—at all! If you let go of all these opposites your mind might become very quiet and very expansive, resting in a state of radical inclusion.
All spiritual work is aimed at developing our highest human potential, to live in a complex and often violent world with a mind that can be trusted to be clear and wise, and a heart that is undefended and open to all beings and all circumstances and challenges.
The key to unlocking this potential lies in being able to cease our habit of sorting and judging. All great spiritual teachers have given us the same message and it reminds us of our primary purpose in undertaking a life of religious and spiritual practice. We must open the gateway, not just to our full potential as human beings, but ultimately to freedom from the suffering that seems inherent in a human life.
Join Seijaku Roshi for the Fourth and final installment of discussions drawn from the ancient Chinese (Chan Buddhist Poem) text historically known as — “Trust In Mind”, one of the most beloved texts of the Zen tradition and one of the most familiar of the early Zen texts. Its first line, “The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences” is celebrated in Chinese literature in much the same way as the first line of Tao Te Ching: “The Tao is that which cannot be talked about; that which can be talked about is not the Tao.”
Livestream Online Zendo Event
Saturday July 18, 2020 @ 7:00pm. Part #4
DONATION: $15 per session.