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July 30, 2015


Brother David Steindl-Rast and Ryushin Paul Haller: The Spirit of Practice

Brother David Steindl-Rast and Ryushin Paul Haller returned to Tassajara last week to lead their annual retreat titled The Spirit of Practice: Christian and Zen. During their visit they graciously delivered the Wednesday evening dharma talk for Tassajara guests and residents, filling the retreat hall with laughter and conversation, and filling our hearts with the spirit of practice.

They began the evening with a reading and discussion of Mary Oliver’s poem “Praying,” after which they responded to questions from the audience. In this video we have captured a few of the rich exchanges of dialogue that unfolded that evening.

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  1. Reirin Gumbel
    Jul 30 2015


  2. Frank Tettsu Woods
    Jul 31 2015

    Yes, and Benedictine monks practising basic mindfulness and Stopping and Looking, and Going. Wonderful.


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