Seven Factors of Awakening – talk 6 – Calm

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Nomon Tim Burnett discussed the 5th factor of awakening, Calm or Lightness and Ease, in the context of our 3-day sesshin closing the Winter 2013 Practice Period with Shuso Heigaku Talus Latona. He brings up a nice teaching on giving ourselves permission from the Buddhist teacher Dan Nussbaum, available here:
http://somedharmathoughts.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/in-meditation-you-have-permission-2/

About Nomon Tim Burnett

Spiritual Director and Zen priest Nomon Tim Burnett has been a student of Zoketsu Norman Fischer since 1987 when he was a resident at San Francisco Zen Center's Green Gulch Farm. After sitting practice periods at Green Gulch and Tassajara Zen Monastery, Tim helped found the Bellingham Zen Practice Group in 1991. Tim was ordained as a Zen Priest by Norman in 2000 and received Dharma Transmission in July, 2011. A person of wide-ranging professional interests, Tim has been a botanist, carpenter, elementary school teacher, writer, and computer programmer. In addition to his work at the Spiritual Director of Red Cedar Zen Community, Tim is Executive Director of Mindfulness Northwest.
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