07/06/2022, Gengyoko Tim Weeks, dharma talk at City Center. Although our Zen practice centers on sitting silently, we value conversation and interaction with each other through space and time, with our present day sangha members and those who brought this deep and sometimes painful practice to us. In valuing this interchange, we do not focus only on the peaceful, calming practices, avoiding that which touches on the shadow side of being a human being. We see the obstacles to our training as Bodhisattvas as a part of the whole practice. Even the dirt that gets on our robes is inherently a part of the whole practice.