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The Gift of Fearlessness

Fascinating insight into the real world of Zen and what it takes to become fearless…

Mind Without Walls

“Do not look upon this world with fear and loathing.

Bravely face whatever the gods offer.” -Morehei Ueshiba

I trained in a lineage of Rinzai Zen for three years and I consider my teacher there to be among the finest human beings alive today, a feat largely attributable to decades of hard Zen training. A good friend of mine who is much my senior and also trained in a related lineage (lots of strong personalities, politics and break-aways in the real world of Zen) as personal attendant to a man named Tanouye Roshi filled me in a bit about this deceased Roshi’s history, practice and the nature of his awakening. I believe this perspective on training and practice is valuable and inspiring to any serious student seeking a major opening, seeking enlightenment.

Our Buddha nature is awakened through our bodies, as our bodies are the gateway. In this lineage, these awakenings are…

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