New Audio Dharma Talk: Greg Snyder

You can now listen to a dharma talk by BZC’s co-founder and dharma teacher Greg Snyder: Embodying the Path of Liberation in Our Lives, Part 1, (02/17/2017).


This talk was offered during a three-day sesshin at the Brooklyn Zen Center:

Embodying the Path of Liberation in Our Lives

The Buddha taught that the end of suffering was found in what he called the Noble Eightfold Path. The elements of this path are divided into three emphases that have traditionally been referred to as the Threefold Training. These three are sīla (behavioral discipline), samadhi (gathering mind) and prajñā (wisdom). These three areas of training are necessary for living a life of liberation. Our tradition of Soto Zen, grounded in the teachings of Eihei Dogen, emphasizes the Buddha’s realization that freedom cannot be found without all three of these trainings together as one.

As Greg shared during this talk:

“We don’t come to Zen to cultivate a mind beyond the world. We come to Zen to let go of the mind that thinks it’s beyond the world. And fall into the everydayness of our existence and our lives together.”

Together with BZC visiting teacher Lama Rod Owens, Greg will be co-leading a three-day retreat on Undoing Patriarchy and Unveiling the Sacred Masculine (January 5-7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Greg will also be leading a one-day retreat, Cultivating Bodhisattva Effort Until Death (January 20), honoring the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King.

You can find more dharma talks at the Audio Dharma section of this website.

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