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Jan 26, 2022

Julie Nelson speaks about how distinguishing between "entity" and "process" thinking can help us understand both ancient Zen texts and current zendo relationships. (See her podcast on January 13 for a shorter version, and the "Non-Duality" blog post series on for a longer discussion.) (January 11, 2021)

Jan 23, 2022

Julie Nelson gives an encouragement talk about Zen practice versus "Zen-y" practice (i.e., practice driven by odd beliefs about what a Zen student should look like). (January 20, 2022)

Jan 2, 2022

Julie Nelson gives an encouragement talk about mild anxiety as a form of selfing. (December 16, 2021)

Dec 30, 2021

Julie Nelson gives an encouragement talk. Does Zen encourage taking stock and making resolutions on the New Year·s holiday? (December 30, 2021)

Dec 17, 2021

Julie Nelson contrasts the traditional abbreviated story of the Buddha's enlightenment with her own messy life, and reviews what is often left out in the telling. (Rohatsu Sesshin, December 11, 2021) (Does not include a Dharma Discussion.)