Michael Mugaku Zimmerman, Sensei
Please mention Still Mountain when contacting leaders/teachers for more information, thanks!
Boulder Mountain Zendo City Center
230 South 500 WestSalt Lake City, UT, 84101
“In Buddhism, there is no hope.” That was my formal introduction to Zen, a remark made by a monk teaching an introductory class at Kanzeon. What a relief! Nothing to do. Just this! Hearing that, I never looked back. I wholeheartedly entered Zen practice.
For me, the central attraction and the essential challenge of Zen is the same: To constantly realize that my sense of who and what I am, my expectations of myself and others, my ingrained habits of mind, are all perspectives--all are true, all are partial. The same can be said of other, non-dual perspectives I attain through my practice, perspectives from which the separate “I” is seen as essentially illusory, like a circle drawn on the surface of a swift-flowing stream, a frame for a picture that is never the same from moment to moment, an arbitrary demarcation separating that which is not separate.
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