For our November webinar, I invited Doshin Roshi, Integral Zen Master, poet, friend, teacher and troublemaker, to host the call and share with us deep insight from 50 years of serious meditation practice and profound understanding of Integral theory through the work of Ken Wilber.
I’ve just been in a silent seven day Integral Zen retreat Doshin led at Findhorn and am struck by his deep sense of care and understanding of many of the challenges we struggle with – collaborative decision making, over sensitivity, emphasis on feelings, lack of accountability, rejection of hierarchies, limited financial sustainability. Painful yet fascinating!
“It’s muddy, it’s difficult work and it’s always messy,” Doshin explains. “The ability to evaluate with likes and dislikes, emotions and categories of goods and bads must be transmuted into the wisdom of pure discernment, it’s Rumi’s field beyond all polar opposites.”