Entering the stream of the Dharma, we return to our river nature, discovering in our direct experience what it is to be a human being. Through our habits and through the boxes we clump our life into we lose contact with vitality and lightness—the impermanent, flowing life that we are. When we have the opportunity to genuinely rediscover that in ourselves, we rediscover our river-like nature. And we discover that river nature is also the nature of everything: loving awareness, alive, fluid, bright, kind, spacious. It is what connects. It’s the web that connects me to you and us to everything else.
Residential Retreat Teacher
Pamela Weiss is a Buddhist teacher in Theravada and Soto Zen, and the author of, "A Bigger Sky: Awakening a Fierce Feminine Buddhism." She has been practicing since 1987, including several years of Zen monastic training and retreat teacher training through Spirit Rock.