Dainin Katagiri Roshi speaks eloquently about authentic stillness in his work Returning to Silence. In this talk Michael, and his students, add commentary to the idea that even in great activity we can uncover a liberating and spacious silence and stillness. The Absolute and conventional levels of experience are addressed, as well as four egoic moves that keep us from this stillness. Questions and comments deal with not understanding anything Michael says; staying still as we deal with the laundry and chop vegetables; as well as recognizing that gratitude comes from stillness.
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