Between a Rock and a Hard Place
- Kyogen's Person Up a Tree
- Narrated by: John Daido Loori Roshi
- Length: 45 mins
- Release date: 05-19-06
- Language: English
- Publisher: Dharma Communications
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Zen Buddhism emphasizes zazen, or seated meditation, as the means to study the self and understand who we truly are. Dharma talks are an essential aspect of Zen training and take place in the context of zazen. Said to be "dark to the mind and radiant to the heart", a dharma talk is one of the ways in which a teacher points directly to the heart of the teachings of the Buddha. In our meditation practice, it is easy to get lost in self-doubt, fantasy, numbness, and emotional agitation. Dharma talks help to ground our practice, providing inspiration and an essential recognition of exactly where we find ourselves, so that we can learn to face difficulties and obstacles with a free and flexible mind. This talk was given at Zen Mountain Monastery or the Zen Center of New York City of the Mountains and Rivers Order of Zen Buddhism, founded in 1980 by the late American Zen Master John Daido Loori, Roshi (1931-2009).
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By Jack on 01-21-12
Not about Aron Ralston's survival story.
What did you like best about Between a Rock and a Hard Place? What did you like least?
The spoken tone of the speaker was soothing, I found it enlighting and at times very funny.
What I liked the least was the fact that the story was not about Aron Ralston's survival story.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
1 of 4 people found this review helpful