In this evening’s talk, Soryu tells us of a conversation he had with a fellow monk in Japan. During this conversation, Soryu expressed his passion for tangible action aimed at changing the world for the better while the other monk emphasized that the world does not need wisdom for it is wisdom. This conversation highlights the central question of this path: how does one balance doing with being? Soryu continues to weave this conversational thread through stories of teaching in difficult high school classrooms and soup kitchen drug dealers.

Deepen your understanding of this talk by following the associated Guided Meditation.

This talk was given on December 14th, 2014.

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