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Purify Your Motivation

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The 9th-century Zen master Linji Yixuan said, “There is a true person of no rank who is always coming and going from the portals of your face.” In this series, take a fresh look at the teaching of non-self with Joseph Bobrow, Roshi, as he explores how the teaching of “the person of no rank” can help us bring forth our full humanity for the benefit of all.

Joseph Bobrow Roshi is a Zen teacher and relational psychoanalyst who has been building communities of healing and empowerment for many years. Joseph is the founding teacher at Deep Streams Zen Institute in Los Angeles and the author of three books: a collection of poems, After Midnight: Poems of Love and War; Waking Up From War, which addresses the power of community to transform collective and individual trauma, and Zen and Psychotherapy: Partners in Liberation, which will be reissued by Wisdom Publications on June 16th.