I’m joined on Samsara Audio this week by my long-time Twitter mutual Shinkyū, a working class Zen practitioner and a teacher at the Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple. You can follow Shinkyū on Twitter/X, and you can find some of his dharma talks on his YouTube channel.
This week’s conversation brings the reader into a different religious perspective — Zen in small town America where the ancient tradition of Buddhism finds itself in dialogue with Christian (and post-Christian) culture.
Shinkyū introduces us to the different ways to interpret re-birth, why dependent origination actually demands a higher moral standard, and what’s it like to practice meditation for two decades before finally finding a teacher.
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