Dialogs With My Teacher #69

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Here’s†another installment†in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning the Summer of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. ___ Apr. 19, 2011 Student: So the last few days have been amazing and Iíve held off talking about it because I wanted things to settle down and sink in. …

A little bit on kensho…

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Over at digitalZENDO, there is an great piece on discussing the elusive experience of insight that Zennists call kensho: Avoiding talking about Kensho, does not make use virtuous or spiritual. Maybe it’s the contrary, it perhaps avoiding a direct conversation that could be valuable. I actually agree that at times we blow this one. A direct conversation about it is …