We are living with the coronavirus pandemic. We are also living with a pandemic of grief and hatred underlying the virus. Every morning we wake up from our dreamworld, after a minute we realize that something has died. That the world is not as we knew it. There may be no words, just this sinking feeling in the gut that life itself is being threatened by the very act of breathing. And yet we must continue to breathe, to live despite heavy loss and conflict. How do we survive and thrive? How do we find a deep peace?
In this talk and retreat we will explore the things that threaten our lives—personally and collectively. We will look at what it means to live in the midst of chaos, disruption, and the deterioration of what we once knew. And, through sitting meditation, poetry, dharma talks, and discussion we will engage what is difficult, holding it in healing and liberating ways.
Osho Zenju Earthlyn Manuel is an ordained Zen priest and the dharma heir of Buddha and the late Zenkei Blanche Hartman in the Shunryu Suzuki Roshi lineage. She is author of:
The Deepest Peace: Contemplations From A Season of Stillness
Sanctuary: A Meditation on Home, Homelessness, and Belonging
The Way of Tenderness: Awakening Through Race, Sexuality and Gender
Tell Me Something About Buddhism.
Learn more about Osho Zenju Earthlyn Manuel at zenju.org