Here is a Dharma Talk I gave on July 31, 2014 at the Village Zendo in NYC. I talk about my disappointment with “Just Right” breakfast cereal, the self improvement industry, the koan “Daitsu Chisho Buddha,” and Zazen. I also try two experimental guided meditations, one called “Self Improvement” and another called “No Self Improvement.” 21 minutes.
“If body and mind are both set free, why must the holy saint become a lord?”
(from case 9 from the Mumonkan)