Series Description: In these Rohatsu Dharma talks, Roshis Enkyo O’Hara and Joan Halifax explore Dogen’s Mountains and Rivers Sutra, as well as other works by great Zen masters and poets that extol the power and teachings of mountains and rivers and the power of the natural world. In this second talk of Rohatsu 2021, Roshi […]

Series Description: In these Rohatsu Dharma talks, Roshis Enkyo O’Hara and Joan Halifax explore Dogen’s Mountains and Rivers Sutra, as well as other works by great Zen masters and poets that extol the power and teachings of mountains and rivers and the power of the natural world.


In this second talk of Rohatsu 2021, Roshi Enkyo O’Hara initiates an exploration of Dogen’s Mountains and Waters Sutra. She invites us to engage our practice, both on and off the cushion, with the stillness of a mountain and the fluidity of water, letting go of all fixed concepts, remaining present to whatever arises. Roshi Enkyo reminds us that wherever we are, whether in the mountainous desert of Santa Fe or on the streets of Manhattan, the great earth is inviting us to wake up and take care of the gifts that are constantly being offered to us.

Part 1 of this 2021 Rohatsu Sesshin was published as Episode # 1907 on Dec 6th, 2021.

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Roshi Enkyo O'Hara, PhD
Abbot of Village Zendo in New York City


Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara, PhD, is the Abbot of The Village Zendo in downtown Manhattan. A Soto Zen priest and...

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