Sangha notes for 6-12-17

An excerpt from Nothing Special, Living Zen by Charlotte Joko Beck:
“Historically Zen practice and most other meditative disciplines have sought to resolve the conflict of subject-object dualism by emptying the object of all content. … [But] a hidden subject remains, observing a virtually blank object. … A clearer practice does not try to get rid of the object, but rather sees the object for what it is. We slowly learn about being or experiencing in which there is no subject or object at all. We do not eliminate anything, but rather bring things together. There’s still me and there’s still you, but when I am just my experience of you, I don’t feel separate from you, I am one with you.”