You can now listen to a dharma talk by BZC’s senior dharma teacher, co-founder and President Greg Snyder on the Zen Path of Seeing Yourself (05/20/2017).
In this talk, Greg explored how we see ourselves in practice:
“We always have to ask ourselves, when we’re having a feeling that we’re not being seen: who wants to be seen? Is it my bound up conditioned self that wants to be seen, or is it the mind of liberation that wants to stop being told that it’s some pint-sized version of itself?”
In this exploration of views of ourselves in practice, Greg brought up Nina Simone’s song “Feeling Good”:
“’Birds flying high / You know how I feel/ Sun in the sky / You know how I feel.’ There is this recognition of nature confirming, completely, the freedom and the liberation and the wholeness of the person [singing the song]. No other views, no other people, no other anything. It is the wholeness of heart and mind and life itself. ‘Freedom is mine and I know how I feel.’ There is no convincing. There is just sitting in liberation.”
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