PODCAST: The Place You’ve Been Avoiding

Dharma Discourse by John Daido Loori, Roshi

Photo of John Daido Loori, RoshiTo understand the Buddhist teachings and adopt the Zen forms is the easy part. But to truly challenge ourselves and turn toward the places we’ve been avoiding is the path to true freedom. Every moment presents us with this opportunity.

The koan in this talk is titled “Vimalakirti’s Gate of Nonduality,” which is case 84 of the Blue Cliff Record. This discourse was given at Zen Mountain Monastery.

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