No Abode Dharma Talk - October 2nd, 2021

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A virtual Dharma talk by Tenshin Roshi for an online gathering of the No Abode community

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and can really wreck clear
no today and i think for for a while i'm want to bring up another facet
of practice
for emphasize
another facet of the dharma jewel
at the beginning of this year
we had a
intensive study of the
lotus sutra for twenty one days
and then after that to intensive study at the beginning of the year i since then i've been emphasizing
a great compassion
as many of you know

a day after day hour after hour
oh we we are aware of
the great suffering
of human life
and the great suffering that arises for other lip non-humans who are living with us
for example all the animals
that we um that we humans
ah have domesticated and
and slaughtered and whose lives are
an unnaturally confined by our
by our needs by our wishes so much suffering among humans among animals and then also the plants in the land and the sky so much suffering so many suffering beings

in response or in relationship to all this suffering we've been emphasizing the practice of great compassion which is to be practicing compassion with
every living being

and am
sometimes we have trouble practicing great compassion in other words sometimes we feel unable
or distracted but let's just say unable to practice compassion with some forms of suffering

and we've been we've been working on trying to be consistent
and even in the practice of compassion
consistent mean moment by moment and even means
equally giving compassion to all beings
in different ways
but learning to
be gentle and respectful and generous and patient and kind with all beings
we have also been studying the different forms of compassion and we've been studying
compassion and the shortcomings in our compassion
so again i bring up suffering compassion and today
i want to bring up ignorance and confusion

of course ignorance and confusion are aram
totally enmeshed with all for all suffering
but i want to start today by emphasizing
the admission
of ignorance
the acknowledgement of confusion

in the chat widget at the beginning part of the chance says by revealing and disclosing
i would said by revealing and disclosing our ignorance
our confusion our lack of compassion
before the buddhas and ancestors
the root of transgression is melted away
by revealing it and disclosing and admitting our ignorance
even though we are ignorant of the full extent of our ignorance and we can confess that to i confess my ignorance but i also confess that i don't know the limits
of my ignorance i confess my confusion but i don't thoroughly understand my confusion i confess it all
by doing this the route
of transcribed of transgressing of getting distracted from compassion melts away
and when it melts away this is the part of on emphasized today
when the roots of being distracted from compassion melt away
then we can
start exploring
when we realize our ignorance
now our our are we we admit our ignorance we may feel motivated to research it
when we admit our confusion we may feel the spark of interest
in researching our confusion
and researching all suffering banks
of investigating and examining
all aspects of life

by revealing and disclosing our
the obstruction to study melts away
and we start to feel motivated to do the
challenging work
of examining our life
of exploring our life which also means to explore all living beings
exploring our life examining our life means examining the land and the seas
and every living being and the problems and suffering of every living being

many of you have heard probably he the sang of socrates
that an unexamined life is not worth living

it's rather strong statement but it could be rephrased as
you may be practicing compassion
the really vital way of practicing compassion is to examine
your practice
we're trying to practice compassion were trying to listen to the cries of all living beings
yes great
but we're also
ignorant of what those cries are
what they're asking for

knowing that i'm ignorant
two more or less an extent
i want to examine my practice i want my practice to be examined by me and by you

socrates might say a life of compassion is not examined is not worth practicing it
but a softer way of saying it is the real life of compassion is to examine it and be examined
to explore it to question it it's wonderful i see people you see people i hope you see people who are practicing compassion
but even though they may be practicing compassion which is wonderful they may not be examining themselves and they may not be welcoming others to examine them
in which case the compassion is not fully realized

recently i thought of the example of a
this person who he called christopher columbus
another suffering ignorant person
however he or his studies led him to
come to the understanding that the world was not flat
and therefore it would be possible to sail from western europe
around the globe and reach
the east asian coast

on a new way to reach an old world he
new the ignorance of the world and knowing that he wished to explore it in new ways
and i just imagine a little bit of setting out from spain or portugal i'm not sure where he left from sailing out in the western direction
into that vast unknown expanse
beyond where any european boats
had gone
on and on into the unknown
motivated perhaps by greed
to make money in the spice trade
but still imagine
going forth into the unknown
and then
running into land
and he found a new way yes a new path yes
and he came upon a new world but in his confusion he thought the new world which he ran into
was an old world
he didn't realize he discovered a new world
one that he knew nothing about and because he knew nothing about it being a normal human he assumed that it was what he already knew namely it was east asia
and apparently to the end of his life he thought he had found east asia he could not
understand or believe that he had discovered another land one on expected by the european mind
here is an example of if we explored the unknown aspects of our own suffering and other people's suffering
we will discover new
unexpected possibilities of life
will be free man of she's managed to say if we admit our ignorance
on a regular rhythmic practice basis
our mind opens to explore
to question to examine
and in this process to discover new possibilities of life
and again like columbus when we discovered these new possibilities we may not know that we've discovered a new possibility we may think we discovered what we're looking for
that's not really a discovery
we will discover things that we were not looking for
but or i should say the in our confusion we did not realize we're looking for
and even if we think we find a new land
we still
we still are surrounded by confusion and ignorance so even when we make discoveries of things which free
thought were impossible
that's not the end of the story
as this chance says we will be able to attain buddhahood and let go of it
and the buddhahood when we attain buddhahood we obtain something
we were looking for something else but we obtain something which we had no idea about which is beyond the horizon of our ignorance
and we're very happy to submit to discovery and that's
not the elimination of our confusion but the awakening to our confusion and understanding it in new ways
freedom from it and able to do things unhindered by confusion and ignorance without touching it
without getting rid of the confusion and ignorance open to new possibilities of life
a possibility of peace and harmony in situations where we have not been able to find it before but when we find this that's not the an were still
surrounded by ignorance and confusion so we continue the process
of examining and being examined

the stories of traditional zen practice or stories about examining and being examined and also their stories about people who examined and were examined and then they thought the examining was done
they thought they found the new world a peace and freedom and that was the end of investigation the end of research the end of examination
but from our compassion to be fully alive i'm proposing now that we embark
on a compassionate journey of examining
that we examined compassionately all aspects of our life
and that we enlist each other's help to do so
so i may feel like i'm examining but if you examine me i may feel
i or i may noticed that i overlooked something in my research
and i need that
and it's been given to me and i need to learn how to accept the support

one story which i bring up so much about this process of exploration and also this process of ceasing exploration exploring and and discovering wondrous new possibilities of life how wonderful and then how sad
and resting or
making a nest out of the discovery
so as is a story about a chinese
zen teacher his name was far yen
he lived in the ninth century

via means dharma i
and in his monastery he had a director there was a director director sir
and he asked the director he examined he examined the directive
and yeah
he said to the director of how come you never
enter my room
and to my room is a zen term for it'll come into the teacher's room but also come into the teaching room and examined life together
fiat said to the director of the monastery how can you never come into my room and examined life with me
how can we don't come in and examined me how can you don't come in and let me examine you
but what he literally said was how come you don't enter my room
how can you don't enter the room of great compassion
the lotus sutra says if you want to be a teacher of the lotus sutra if you want to teach the dharma
you need to enter the room of great compassion buddha's room and in that room
you examine life together with the buddha
which involve you examining the buddha and all sentient beings and the buddha and all sentient beings questioning you
ask you
investigating you exploring you and you exploring them
so the director did not enter yan's room of compassion and fire and said how come why don't you and the director said or didn't you know teacher that i attained entry into awakening with
ching lynn
master chamberlain
in other words this is my editorial
he attained awakening with another teacher and he thought his inquiry was done

and firenze heard all he thinks he's inquiries done so i think he doesn't understand
didn't you know teacher that i attained entry into awakening a with master cheng lynn
and fi and think so
you think it's over her i'm i'm afraid you misunderstood
tell me more about it
so the directors said
i asked ching them
what is buddha

he was examining
what is buddha
and the teacher said
fire god comes seeking fire

and the drugs said when i heard that it was like the bottom of bucket dropping out
and fi and said
the teacher's words are good
but i'm afraid you misunderstood
not yet so after ah
the teachers words a good tell me more so than the director said
i'm buddha
but i was still searching for buddha
and via and said eyes what i thought you don't understand you misunderstood

in the examination process he saw that
the director monks understanding was not fully alive yet and said so and the director monk thought he was beyond further examination and questioning and became angry he contained his anger
her and left the teacher and left the monastery

via and said
when he heard the the director has left thigh unsaid
if that monk comes back he can be saved
if he doesn't
he won't be able to be helped
even if we reject the opportunity to continue to study
if we come back and try again it's possible to go on but we must come back after we run away
if we run away we must come back and say okay okay okay
asked me that again
i want to study more
we need this kind of questioning for our great compassion to be fully alive
we need this service to be given to us and we need to give it to others
compassionately questioning our compassion
anyway the directors left the monastery but as he proceeded on his way the thought occurred to him
this teachers highly respected
as many students
maybe he has a point
and he went back
to meet the teacher again
and the teacher said okay welcome back
now ask me where you ask the other teacher

and the director said to fiat what is buddha
and fire and said
fire god comes
seeking fire

this time
when the director awakened with his teacher
he understood there's no end
does this process of examination of what is buddha
so this fall for the rest of this year i want to
research i want to explore
i want to examine with you
our practice of compassion
i want each of us to access to self exam
and to
invite others to examine herself
and to find out who wants us to support them in their self examination
i want to examine as much as possible many different kinds of
suffering in this world
and one particular example of suffering which i'd like to
which i lead to question which i'd like to explore
is racism
i want to compassionately learn about the ignorant state the ignorant
i want the sanga to self examined
and help others self examine our understanding
a racism and how to practice compassion in a world where there's racism
and all that comes with it
but also any other form of ignorance
and confusion and suffering
i want to study with you and examined with you
i want to research
i want to go beyond what we know
beyond the horizon
and what we can think and discover more and more possibilities of our life
and death
so i set the table now for the rest of the year and
for your class through the yoga room on the relationship between
compassion and science
i see science
by science i mean
european modern european science
as understanding to some extent that were ignorant and exploring our ignorance
christopher columbus is example
of scientific exploration
and i'd like to find other ways to practice scientifically studying compassion
and compassionately studying scientific research
so great assembly thank you for come in this morning and am
some of you may have heard that i had what might be called
major surgery
a couple of weeks ago and
i'm in a process of recovering like
i have i've had ice packs on during this talk
and i'm doing i'm doing quite well i hide you have difficulties ah adjusting to the process but you know it's a great opportunity for practicing compassion and researching
examining this body and examining how to take care of it
and i thank you for your support
and am
i give you mine
and if there's anything you'd like to bring up in the remainder of our time together i i don't know how much longer i can go on the smoking
but i feel kind of okay now so i think i can gone a little longer here in this position amen
so if you liked to bring anything up you're welcome to do so
my first offering is sarah
thank you
i'm so glad you're doing okay
and thanks for the email kind of letting us all know how you were and for doing this today i was really surprised that
that you felt well enough to me with us to thank you very much so great to see you
and i want to ask a question about it if we're going to study races and i wonder how we wanted define
i will make the
one definition which i just recently was given to me well one one which i heard before his to judge or to prejudge to have any kind of prejudice
on the basis of race
but then it a modification of that definition is to judge or ah the prejudice towards someone
based on race in a way that reinforces systemic racism
that second definition is one that i'm trying on now
so i don't know if there's any way
yeah you might you might judge someone ah on the basis of race about something
but it might not reinforce races systems
but it often does reinforce
systemic racism like systemic races race racism would be a system where race is now used in the system to hire people for jobs or give them housing or give them educational opportunities and if we if we speak of race
a relate to a rat race relate to someone based on race in a way that reinforces that system
that's what i think it is more painful and more harmful
and in the part of the racism we should be looking at

so if you if you talk about rule relating to white people
on the basis of race like he might say white people are like that
that's kind of a racist statement
however that statement might not reinforce racism against white people
it might hurt their feelings
deeply for you to say you white people are like that but it wouldn't reinforce reinforces system of discrimination against them which makes a pause makes it hard for them to get housing and loans at the bank and
educational opportunities and jobs
but if if we if has done towards somebody a person of color it might reinforced a system of racism which is already which is already there and gets fed by more racist comments
so that's the that's the definition of racism i would like to use and in study and see how they're living in my life in practice compassion with that
and find out who wants to examine that with me

i think one of the things that i wonder about is how i relate to difference
of any kind
oh i'm living in a play a snow or i feel culturally kind of different from a lot of people i'm serving and
ah why as a lot of arrogance and m you know that i think it's also it's happening and of in the country is that you know we're right and those people are ignorant or those people are however you want to classify it race is one of the ways
there's other ways as well and there's other ways as well if an idea of relating to difference
you know having lived in the bay area a long time which is so diverse there's also the amazing richness of diversity and difference and exploring differences whether it's cultural or cuisine her you know a working in an environment with lots of different
have a big racial mix a big cultural mix a big age mix it can be really rich as well but there is there seems to be a
an interesting reaction to difference or perception of sameness to i mean either this idea that you assume someone is like you
maybe they're really not like you are so i find that a subset of this conversation that's another thing another opportunity
thank you thank you

the next offering is familiar

i read good to see you this year and i'm glad you're feeling better
i am
i had this i used to work impression i do a lot of walking since this whole cough it and i do a fast walker walking and i had an incident where i'm and i shared a lot cause or not
stopping at stop signs they just keep rolling and rolling and especially around here in san francisco where we have a kindle streets that are close so i am pretty much almost three quarters crossing and this guy posing with
a car and he won't stop he keeps rolling and rolling and so i just stop and might like this will my hand and he just started screaming and yelling in the car you know like just show upset and i
i was like well you know i cook a fuck you whatever with nine move on and about half were walking i realize that i caused this guy to go ballistic
and that folk in it the previous moment he was he was okay and i could have clear that hall crossing without having to take him on and i i felt bad about that i mean it was like why
did i create conditions or i am responsible
in creating conditions in others not just others at me but me to actors and and i think the only thing i can do right and just see it from whatever that means and like i have to faith that it does permeate the bar is somewhat that knowledge and imp
precious you get because it's a stop put the next time at some level you you examined your life
you examined you looked in you look to yourself
that's that's that's necessary for you to practice group you're practicing compassion and then this person stars intruding on you and not being respectful of you
at that moment he have a chance to study yourself
and see what reacting your however
and then you might be able to discover some really wonderful way to relate to him
i don't know what
perhaps you might have
you might have been able to make a gesture to him asking you if you would please be kind to you and only let you go
or you might say would you want you know make a gesture of you want to go really
may i go you know like look at him
ah but he didn't do that but you did do something which is very very good you examine yourself
this is the path of discovery of new possibilities of freedom
that was great
i pray you continue
q i have one more thing and that's it one last thing the practice in racism and all that would you also be are we gonna be also looking at anti semitism and things like that
thank you yeah and you name it all these all living beings
anti semitism
and he is anti muslim islam
anti christian
anti women
you know anti buddhist
anti racism
and racism let's look at at all everything let's examine everything

our next offering is from booty
mobile day are a number somewhere and but i'm not done by a number seven come up with a number ten by a master
thank you for inviting us into your room
to examine
found ourselves in this way thank you so much
oh one one thing i wanted to say his son
a new understanding that i house
come about from my previous track that you gave on generosity
and my understanding previously was in terms of giving things enough being attached to things and now material generosity and the generosity that you spoke of was an opening to whatever appears as adults so
so i learned to be because of illness i'm not able to keep my house as clean as i would like and i get agitated so i have been practicing your generosity to the filth and generosity to my and capacity and just an opening and a compassion so
i never really made that connection between generosity as a opening to
painful situations and the situations in which i am
a racist
of of material things
the other thing is and i would like to confess that i am a racist
that i have
pre judgment of the human race
and that that that we are not as smart as we think we are and part of my judgment is that we even need to change the word humane
because humanity is not humane and to consider is a humane or is it not humane
is that this is this is the depth of my racism
of humanity so
i offer my
my judgment of the human race
to the nobel assembly and
humbly request to
liberate from this judgment and to be generous with these judgments and restore compassion for all be else and all
all dharmas
and you were sick you were somewhat compassionate and generous towards the judgments you were and you will also went on from there to examine them
so please continue to be generous towards your and other people's racism and and tried to examine what together with them please continue
thank you so much thank you so much body
next offering is from homer
good morning grab and good morning assembly
ah on the topic of racism
ah he were a defining for at least i understood some definition of what racism is
and i'm questioning and i'm wondering if we're entering races them with some definition how would it be different from collect christopher columbus whose went into his exploration an inquiry and then found
ah america and he's in his mind he said this is asia this is the extension of asia so in my mind the way i said he he went back he went to the exploration but he returned back to his own definition then how would us approaching this racism
with some definition that we will not return back to where where we are already defining it so in my i am questioning whether are questioning or are are looking into racism is really comes from am clear clear ah
our view or some prejudgment have some of our definitions
what i'm suggesting is our examination of
our ignorance comes from our ignorance but the acknowledgement of our ignorance
acknowledging our ignorance we examine it but it isn't that after we examine it and explored we come to the end of it there's no end to it no matter how far we go there's no end to it i see okay so when he died and gone we still explore it and which
and also we have to remember there's not gonna be an end to this exploration
so it is what what i'm here you we come to and then we keep letting go of the end we can't we keep letting go of the and and if we don't want it if we don't hopefully someone will say how come you never come to my room
academy i didn't catch this point if we think we've come to the end of it hopefully we'll have a friend who say says how can you never come to my room i see as like an ask you do you think you've come to the end of exploration
have you discovered buddhahood and so you think the at flourishes over
more yes well that's not that's that's not understanding correctly
we do make discoveries but do we need to go beyond them
but sometimes we make discoveries and we don't go beyond them we stopped and so we need a friend to say you think you're done
and more yes i do as matter of fact what you know
on will you don't understand yes and i also like our to take this moment if i made to just confess ah
my lack of tolerance with pain
and that i have felt deep deep sadness just in my lack of tolerance with pain because that's what keeps me separate from being with what is and i like to fast that yeah you may we continued to examine our pain
and the pain of others

i'm examining my pain right now
my next offering is history

high rep and josh
i was wondering about i was mulling over the definitions about racism we were talking about these two different definitions i want to add one more definition
racism is whatever people of color say it is

could it also be more than that
gov ray
there's no end to it was no end to racism
and therefore our study of racism has no end
but i'd offered a working definition of using and here's another working definition
when a person of color says as racist you study there with them you listened to them
you don't ask them to prove it
you study with them respectfully
what does not the end of racism that's just one example to study
the from what you were saying with these different definitions c three days the some forms of racism that are more problematic right now intend to best systemic racism and some groups are more oppressed
and that racism towards them seems more urgent to work on and yet
but i look in my oh man i can see all sorts of prejudices towards all sorts of different groups of people and some of those groups of people are oppressed and some of them are not oppressed but i still think my prejudices against those groups i have a lot of prejudice against the british ruling classes are most sorta prejudices and if i meet someone from that that kind of by
this is to actually meet them
so i think both kind of prejudices can still they may not be manifesting problems right now in the same way but i like a prejudice against the ruling classes can liter can lead to the guillotine you know it it might manifest problems in the future even though it's not part of a systemic oppression right now
yes and what end and that is that prejudice you have towards them
that prejudice must be examined in order for you to meet them
and you must meet them in order to practice the boot away
but we have trouble meeting sometimes
because of our prejudices our views of who people are that's why we need to realize the views are ignorant and we need to explore them
in expand we need to explore with others and have others questions about our our views otherwise we can't meet
we stay trapped within our own mind
so guess what i'm was wanting to bring up and it wasn't really quite clear my mind what it was when when i first raised my hand but it's to do with how
yeah when we are examining the forms of racism better more problematic right now in a particular culture
how we sort of balance that with also the feathers that can be racism
maybe isn't so problematic right now but it might manifest other time has problems you know that we shouldn't ignore
yeah i should be let off the hook for my prejudice against people who happen right now to not be oppressed because it could cause it could cause a lot of problems even if it's not causing a problem right now we're it like i'm at wanna go into that sort of probably is causing a problem right now is
it's it's interfering with you have a beep
compassionate relationship with the of person who that it is a problem right now
and how that few fits together with the necessity to prioritize looking at racism against oppressed groups and the experience of oppressed groups when you could pay prioritize that that's okay to say prioritise but i'm just talking about what
how about giving the
i'm are given the most oppressed people equal standing to these other cases you don't even have to pry truck prioritize given given its do you know which may seem like right prioritizing if i haven't been paying attention to it
given enough priority to have it stand on a bit on equal footing with my problems with my partner my children
so yeah let's let's
let's really listen to people of color because we have not been doing it enough
and if that my see my prioritizing okay that's fine
what i haven't been paying attention to
if i start paying attention to it might seem like i prioritized it okay yeah right
when when you start paying attention to where to heaven but you gave it priority you moved it ahead of things that you were paying attention to fine
and then someone's someone like come up to you say can we prioritize something else now like what are we going to have for dinner
so okay

again exploring the priorities are shifting all the time and can examine whether we're overlooking some of the priorities which are infinite
and i just feel i'm just bringing up this very important priority
which is racism in america
and you can bring up racism in europe
different varieties
yeah feels when you say that racism in europe it immediately brings up with me to me the biggest you or a really big issue that comes to my mind in europe at the moment is the attitude towards people who are coming from other places young who need somewhere to live young and europe and britain particularly alike
well not here
yeah yeah am
yeah that seems very poignant in in our country at the moment yeah so what am i doing to contribute to the systematic racism that's going on in relationship to immigrants
yeah and what could i be doing to challenger
the plenty of food for thought and examination thank you welcome
our next offering is from angela

the day is suddenly
i am as body said a cruciate year
inviting us into this realm or
oh i wish to take the opportunity to express hum
how i'm feeling press the play and i'm here hearing
hell suffering
and fear
then to the huston
with the suffering and the pain and fear
and i think this is
why i can percent my face and voice now
his threats of compassion
am i would like to take the opportunity to
my harmful judgments
towards others and myself
and your passport i feel great sorrow
for my am
and scalp for behavior
and i wish to
growing practice
i am i appreciate the assembly
coming forward and sharing
so without realize
free them from our judgments or south and other

thank you
i when you were talking i had the the thought arose it when you look at
did you say when you if your sorrow about your on skillfulness is you said
oh i yes i hated with a schedule
so you it's almost like you say to your on skillfulness i'm sorry
i thought you can you also said iran skillfulness
thank you
can you respect your and scotland has to say thank you you can you say i love you do your own skillfulness
and i'm sorry
yes thank you

this is entering the room with your own skillfulness bringing your and skillfulness into the room
our next offering is from john on
laura and grand assembly
i would like to offer an additional definition of racism okay the recruiting there
as we've been talking
and that is
as a white person
who has enjoyed all the privileges that come with being a white person in our society i think that i represent actually the face of structural or systemic racism i say that because of the subtle ways in which
i may not even be aware that
this attitude of being
a privileged person in our society affects my worldview in my view of other people were how i consider them you know i know from reading and conversations with many of my black friends that their experience
of the world is very much makes to their bodies know just as is the awakening process itself you know the to our bodies and and they speak of of the history in which their bodies have not been treated as their own but there is a kind of
claim upon their bodies that exists pre-existence part of their wool experience and that's not my experience as a white person that's one of the privileges of being in this society that i think i'm
exists for for people who are not black or not asian or not colored
so i think of racism as being systemically and structurally tried to my own sense of being a a privileged person being raised white in in the society i just offered at is one more definition to be explored and thank you for your
a euro reference to christopher columbus's discovery of the new world it's so apropos of this journey that we're embarking upon with you discovering this new world that is opening for us as we as we meet today thank you
thank you john

her next offering his friend marsha

good afternoon
read and the assembly
it's so nice to meet shooting near the examination room thanks for the invitation and i was soon as he brought up the topic i i remembered and participating in dialogue racism
project that was happening in houston and center led by the famous woman cherry and
i found out at that time did actually racism isn't totally insubstantial it's not only that isn't that concept but it has no and ground for existence
so i actually remembering that i googled racism and it says in wiki wikipedia pdf a erase is a grouping of humans based on shared physical or social qualities into categories generally viewed as distinct by society but
when it goes on to say the term was first used to refer to speakers of a common language and then to denote national of of affiliations by the seventieth century that time began to refer to physical trait modern science with race as a social construct an identity which is assigned based on earth
olds made by society while partially based on physical similarities within groups race does not have an inherent physical or biological many so it's fascinating that there's so much
suffering created by something that completely does not exist
and then
i i looked at their
assembly at the faces and i'm white and i used to think the day because i experienced them
i used to call my and the audible minority because as soon as i opened my mouth i fall into a different category than any other white people in north america
and i thought i understood what
prejudice would be like but it is an endless task to truly clamped does
what it means to be
to be prejudice against the when i worked at aboriginals in canada it was it it just completely blew my mind even though i thought i was sensitive enough due to my own personal experience on this continent to to work with them
a a it's just it's endless
yeah so i just wanted to share that with you because with the rest with the group because the group is mostly waspish it's so am
i don't know how you can even begin that really without experiencing the suffering of prejudice i guess people have prejudices in their own personal lives and maybe that's how the answer may become but it is a difficult topic that you're bringing up
thank you

it appears that your be time for additional questions or there's a more
man night at this time okay well then i would like to say that
oh i'm
i'm imagining are ways that this assembly might get together to examine
choose to self reflect on racism individually in our own minds but also insane some kind of groups that formed to help each other do this examination
of a racism
for us white people to do that in this particular ah saga the snowboard sanga ah
ah yeah i i look far to the time we can meet in person again but also some people might be willing are interested to do it an online are zoom groups so there may be some offerings to you if you want to
do that kind of thing online with others in this community and i am
i also want to do it in person had know about
so thank you very much
and may your healing continue
may our intention equally extend to every being in place
with the true marriage and buddha's way beings are numberless i vow to save them
afflictions are inexhaustible
i vowed to cut through gamergate gates are boundless i vow to enter them
waterways unsurpassable i vow to become it
okay much mean accurate thank you be well be well i learned in router
thank you read latin