Erik Andersen - Zen Bacchanal

“The radical gospel of zen is that you don’t need anything to get you anywhere. The liberation is right here. Its inside everyone everywhere all the time.” - Erik Andersen

A fantastic Easter talk from Erik Andersen on the humble divinity alive in everyday places. It's a highly entertaining talk, beginning with a retelling of the greek tragedy of Bacchus who threatened the kings of Greece by getting its citizens drunk enough to find the gods already alive inside them. Erik spins the theme across mystery religions, gnostic christianity, and finally to our own Zen tradition where he makes the case that by abandoning all beliefs we can know the full liberation of Bacchus' wine fueled orgies by just sitting down and shutting up (and get to skip out on any nasty hangovers too).