Talk

Presented by

Ryotan Kathie Fischer

Recorded:
10/29/2017
Location:
Nickerson St. Zendo
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Knowing is delusion, not knowing is indifference

Buddhist teachings and science agree: much of what we take to be real is really a construction of the mind.  What we see and hear, even our most tightly held beliefs, are manifestions of a self that fears discontinuity.  However, these tightly held beliefs are the root of much suffering in our lives.

Drawing on examples from pre-Buddhist stories, Zen koans and her rich personal experience as a middle school teacher, Kathie helps us take ourselves just a little less seriously.  And it feels great :-)