Be faithful! Be faithful!
Trust and faith are almost synonyms, with slightly different shadings. However you language it, this quality, this mind, is essential to our Zen Buddhist practice. Core. It is indeed the last word that Zen Master Raven offers to his community. Where do you place your trust? How does it support you on a dark path? What is a life lived in faith?
This teisho was given by Maggie Gluek, roshi on day 3 of the 2023 Rohatsu sesshin