47 min

Wendy Johnson: Awakening from the Illusion of Separateness Upaya Zen Center's Dharma Podcast

    • Buddhism

Wendy Johnson discusses the Vimalakirti sutra and connects this text and its teachings with the living teacher Thích Nhất Hạnh. She explains that Vimalakirti is a wounded healer boddhisatva, “dangerous to settled life in every way and alive with the feral vow to benefit all beings.” She shares with us that bodhisattvas become sick due to their “embodied emergent enactive compassion; a compassion animated by raw love for others and recognition of how many of us are sick.”

Wendy honors her root teacher Thích Nhất Hạnh, who continues to teach “vividly and authentically from his sickbed,” by sharing various teachings she has received.

Wendy Johnson discusses the Vimalakirti sutra and connects this text and its teachings with the living teacher Thích Nhất Hạnh. She explains that Vimalakirti is a wounded healer boddhisatva, “dangerous to settled life in every way and alive with the feral vow to benefit all beings.” She shares with us that bodhisattvas become sick due to their “embodied emergent enactive compassion; a compassion animated by raw love for others and recognition of how many of us are sick.”

Wendy honors her root teacher Thích Nhất Hạnh, who continues to teach “vividly and authentically from his sickbed,” by sharing various teachings she has received.

47 min