When Zenju Earthlyn Manuel was assigned to clean the Zen temple, she felt generations of oppression rise in her. Conversing with her ancestors about what this work really meant helped her see how it could be healing.
“What if our deluded minds aren’t a barrier to enlightenment at all?,” asks Zenju Earthlyn Manuel. “What if they are the very path to it?”
As a dharma teacher, says Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, she’s told she shouldn’t feel or express rage, but she disagrees.
I was hungry when I attended my first Nichiren Buddhist meeting in 1988. I mean that literally.