The Pivotal Opportunity of Growing Old

gyoshisept2016A sizable portion of our Sangha could be described as ‘growing old’. For those of us in that demographic, is this just the bad news of deteriorating body and diminishing capabilities or can it also present us with a unique opportunity to deepen our practice? Kyogen once said that there are certain aspects of practice that we can really only do when we get older. Gyoshi will speak to this koan of diminishing and growing, and explore with you the blessings, the challenges, and the practices of elder Zen. He intends that this conversation will offer something to all, no matter what age.

The recording for this talk failed, but Gyoshi wrote it up as an article here.