Brad Warner - A Naked & Sincere Mind (Remembering Nishijima)

“The naked and sincere mind at the present moment is more balanced and free. There is more humor in this state of mind.” Gudo Wafu Nishijima

Brad gets back to his roots and fondly remembers his teacher, Gudo Wafu Nishijima. With a reading from a brief biography by fellow student Gustav Ericsson, Brad talks about what made the man the precise and idiosyncratic teacher he was. The sangha jumps in and gives their impressions, discusses the intersection of Buddhism and Christianity, Nishijima’s theories on the biological effects of zazen, the value of storytelling, the wildness of zazen, and whether scientology is no more ridiculous than all mythology.