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Jun 1, 2008

Jay Chikyo Rinsen Weik leads a retreat workshop at the Toledo Zen Center on March 16, 2008.

"Oftentimes in spiritual teaching, there is a great attempt to deny any kind of shadow, or any kind of difficulty, and it's important to acknowledge it.... It makes the teachings more alive and full and complete and real, but also real honest and very direct. The historical context has a direct influence on what these teachings are, and that's important to know and to acknowledge and to understand."

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