Almost any group we belong to -- the workplace, family, even a Buddhist sangha -- will have some folks we consider "difficult people," individuals who rub us the wrong way or seem to make things hard. But, it is important for us to remember that difficult people are Buddha, that they are all teaching us. What's more, each one of us is probably a "difficult person" to somebody too (just ask Mrs. Jundo how she feels about Jundo some days!).
There are a lot of books and advice out there on living or working with someone who we might find a bit of a pain in the kiester. But does Zen practice, and monastery life, offer any lesson on "difficult people"? [Click through for more, and to "sit-a-long" with today's video.]
Today's Sit-A-Long video follows.Remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended.
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