Enkyo O'Hara: What’s time got to do with it?

07.26.2021 - By Upaya Zen Center's Dharma Podcast

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In her timely talk, Roshi Enkyo O’Hara invites us to sing along with Tina Turner, “What’s Time Got To Do With It?” and explores the process of overwhelm overwhelming overwhelm in Dogen’s fascicle Time-Being. Roshi Enkyo translates Dogen into modern idiom, relating that “FOMO (fear of missing out) is a universal fear that can trigger a sense of inadequacy that can blind us as spiritual seekers to the very moment that is arriving for us right now.” How do we practice stillness and presence in the midst of the overwhelming environmental crisis that faces us today? How can we “surf” the wave of present moment as it moves along the path of time? And how do we include the past in our “now,” remembering the people that have come before us, and the place where we currently reside?

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