In traditional Japanese Monasteries, New Year’s Eve is marked as an important occasion for reflection. In this evening’s talk Soryu discusses the importance of seeing the end of the year as an indication for our passing and precious lives. Soryu begins with a reflection on the importance of the dedications, the vows, made in community and by each of us personally. He then explains that seeing the limited time of this life need not paralyze us, but can enable us to cut through obstructions to giving our greatest gift to the world. Click here to read a full transcription of the talk.

This talk was given on December 31st, 2014.

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