“Prajna Paramita is unguarded, but she is not naïve. She is ferocious and kind, both strong and soft. And when she becomes embodied in one of us, she is none other than who we are. She knows the ground upon which she stands, and she does not fail to cover it.”
How do we reconcile the systemic harm perpetuated through the construction of gender with the ultimate truth of selflessness? In this talk, Zuisei Sensei speaks about reclamation of identity as a form of embodiment of Prajna Paramita, wisdom beyond wisdom.
Recorded at Zen Mountain Monastery, 09/14/2018
03 : Lotus Moon: The Poetry of the Buddhist Nun Rengetsu by John Stevens