January 23rd, 2012
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Life Gone Forth is Wide Open”, Padmavajra takes us into the strong experience of Going Forth into homelessness. Sometimes life presents us with extremely difficult choices that seem to set us apart from those we love. Through personal reminiscence and classic Zen poetry that evokes a truly rich awareness, we see the Buddha, Hakuin, Dogen and Ryokan as they struggle to make sense of this fleeting world of form.
This excerpt is from the talk “The Buddha, Hakuin, Birth and Death” given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2004
This talk is part of the series “Tangling Eyebrows with Zen Masters.”