Monshin Nannette Overley: Not Turning Away


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In the spirit of not turning away from our history, Monshin Nannette Overley invites us to pause before she begins her talk and acknowledge that we are guests on Tewa ancestral homelands, and to remember, respect, and recognize the beautiful wisdom the people and the land both carry. Through paper-making, stories, and poetry, Nannette explores two foundational Buddhist teachings—deep faith in cause and effect, and not turning away—and how the intersection of these two can guide our actions. “If the law of cause and effect is so simple,” Nannette asks, “why do we need to have deep faith?”

Monshin Nannette Overley

Monshin Nannette Overley

Monshin Nannette Overley received the precepts from Katherine Thanas, in the lineage of Suzuki Roshi, in 2008, and was ordained as a novice priest by Katherine's dharma heir Eugene Bush in...

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