How is it that we can have experiences of Grace and Awakening but then fall back into the places of contraction? In tonight’s talk, Michael points out Dogen Zenji’s “3 Leaks” as a way for us not to defile our opening to the Deep Singularity. Also recognizing the 3 Leaks helps to inspire a deeper and deeper practice that takes us from the winds of life into the eye of the hurricane. Questions and comments deal with poetic representations of the Infinite; recognizing the that being in nature and being in the middle of an urban throb have equal amounts of deep peace; and the psychological exhaustion that comes when we partially participate in a practice.
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