Diane Eshin Rizzetto

‘Freedom from the boundaries of the self rings true joy.’ (Deep Hope)

Before I went to England, I stopped in at the bookstore to pick up some incense that Djinn in Belfast had asked for. Arlene, who you will know if you have spent time at Zen Center over the years, and who is the embodiment of grandmotherly mind (one of the three minds Dogen extols in the Tenzokyokun, though I find I have not excerpted that section anywhere on this blog), not only handed over the incense, but also a book for Bev’s kids, and encouraged me to pick up this book on the paramitas, knowing that I am basing most of my current teaching on them…

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