Talk

Presented by

Ninen Susan Elbe

Recorded:
9/1/2019
Location:
Nickerson St. Zendo
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Angulimala: more than redemption

In the ancient Pali Canon of early Buddhists Angulimala is one bad dude.  The legend tells us he was sent to collect 1000 fingers, which he harvested as trophies from his murder victims.  His renuciation of that life is taken as a story of redemption -- no matter who you are, the Buddha can offer you peace.

However, Susan Elbe visits us to explore the story deeply, and uncovers more lessons that can inform our practice.