Ultimately, according to Michael’s talk, given at a recent one-day retreat, there are no mistakes. There are, rather, only opportunities that the mind evaluates. If we can short-circuit this addiction to evaluation we can begin to approach the way we meet the world differently. Shifting from a position where life is filled with problematic situations into a place where we find our lives filled with situations that in all cases offer us opportunities for evolution.
The talk takes place at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center and he dealves into such concepts as “No Mind,” contemporary linguistics, awareness not being the same as thought and poor zendo etiquette.