Dharma Talk “Groundhog Day”

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Here is a Dharma talk I gave at the Village Zendo on February 2, 2017 on the occasion of Groundhog Day. After welcoming Trump supporters to my Dharma talks, I review the movie “Groundhog Day” from 1993, and then talk about the various Buddhist themes of the film. Finally I propose my own Zen interpretation: Could it be that the endless time loop that the character in the film finds himself in is none other than than our own clinging to notions and beliefs that lead to our collective suffering? Here is the talk in it’s entirety 23 minutes long:

Groundhog Day


artwork: “Groundhog Day” Digital Painting 12 x 6.5 inches February 5, 2017

  1. Amanda Sandos
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    Awww Musho!! Thanks for the shout out!!! I found myself wanting to run out into the neighborhood and find you a Trump supporter, but alas it’s midnight and they are not too happy with me and my loud protesting presently, anyway. I’ve been all over the local news with a small group of people working to resist and speaking out against bans and walls and oppression and anti-LGBTQ legislation etc. I very much doubt I could convince any Trumpeters to come listen right now. Anyway, thank you for this teaching . As always, I found it at exactly the right time, because yesterday we were assaulted literally during a peaceful protest with Trumpeters throwing things at us. So, today, I have been caught on the anger loop about it all day. Your talk snapped me into awareness of it. Time to get off that loop and start a new day. Thanks for the reminder and for the inspiration as always.

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