My deepest wish continues to be to clarify the Way and assist others to awaken, for all of us to get to the root of suffering, causing as little suffering as possible, and for each of us to realize our unique opportunity as aware and responsible human beings.
In my view, rather than striving to be perfect, we need to recognize our innate perfection, while acknowledging all aspects of our shared humanity, including our fears and our shadows, and owning them with courage and humility. We cannot ignore our karma; it is our life, and in my experience our practice is to be at one with it, to live with joy, wisdom and compassion towards all beings.
Looking forward, beginning in 2014 I will be offering three paths for those who wish to study with me. I have spent the past three years in self-reflection, deepening my practice and working on acknowledging my own shadows and deeply rooted patterns. It is my intention to devote the remainder of my life to integrating the Zen Tradition and Big Mind and the challenges of continuing, endless practice with those who would like to share them.
It is my hope that these three paths will be responsive to your personal aspirations and circumstances. While I will go as deeply as possible with those of you who wish to study with me, either as new or continuing students, I don’t want this commitment to take precedence over your family, career, and responsibilities. Rather than having students submit or surrender to me, I am looking for a relationship of openness between teacher and student, where there is readiness to receive the Teaching, and respect for the wisdom and humanness of one another.
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