“Only when we awaken to our own light can we be fully present to another person’s inner light and life,” says Shinge Roko Sherry Chayat. “Only then can we respond fully, with nothing in the way.”
When we truly give ourselves over to practice, explains Roko Sherry Chayat, we let go of our dependence on outcomes and begin to trust just being what we are, buddhanature, revealed right here, right now, in this very body and place.
Shinge Roko Sherry Chayat comments on the eighteenth century Japanese story, “The Old Woman’s Enlightenment.”
In response to the US presidential election, Shinge Roko Sherry Chayat says we can turn turmoil into realization, and anxiety into right action.
Shinge Roko Sherry Chayat interviews Dai-En Patricia Bennage Roshi on the teacher’s discovery of the Dharma and experiences becoming a nun in Japan.