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A new Department of Justice report shows Black and Asian-American students in the Davis School District were subjected to serious and widespread racial harassment in recent years, in several cases with adults looking the other way. Guest host Maura Carabello looks at the report and explores why it's hard for people to recognize and confront bias in their communities. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
JOIN THE WAITING LIST FOR STUDIO BLOOM: www.assembledancestudiocoaching.com/studiobloom Enrolments open - 29th OCTOBER 2021 6AM! You might know me as a podcaster, business coach and dance studio owner. But do you know how I got into the industry? Like so many of you reading, my awesome Mum took me along to my first class at 3 years old and I was hooked. Once I graduated from school I did what most people from school did, went to university! But it was whilst I was studying (enjoying it, but not loving it) that I got a call one day from my Mum and she mentioned how a cute little hall near our house would be for a dance studio. That's all it took, one little suggestion and I was obsessed. Fast forward to today and I have now been in the industry for over 15 years! I started my studio at 19 and I would attend conferences and events filled with other dance studio owners or business owners and I had so many people saying to me, “you're so young”, “too young” or “wow, so young!”. I get it, looking back and now seeing 19 year olds, I was so young! But at the time, it pushed me. To have a successful studio I knew I HAD to work hard, but 24/7?? That's not what I signed up for! Whenever I attended these conferences or events, the one MAJOR topic that kept coming up when I spoke with more experienced DSOs was “I don't have enough time with my family”... trying to find that work/life balance was a big issue for a lot of DSO's and at the time, being 19, I didn't think much of it. I wasn't planning to have a family of my own at that time so I wasn't worried it would be an issue for me. That being said I knew I wanted a family in the future and like most DSO's starting out, I did EVERYTHING myself so I did often think back to those comments from DSO's struggling to find balance and I wanted to make sure when that time came me and my dance studio were well prepared for me to not be doing everything myself! So I started researching, learning & tweaking, trying to figure out what is the best way to build my business processes and systems! I knew you could grow or build a sustainable business with the business steps in your head… you need to take action! So I knuckled down and got to organising, hoping one day, all that hard work would pay off. Everything came to a head when I had to take maternity leave early due to family reasons. I had to take a step back from the business and well… I am now in month 4 of maternity leave and everything is running smoothly. I jump in to pay bills and wages and I visit when I like, but aside from that my team run, grow & scale my business without me needing to be there! I know what DSOs need to get more time, be in control of their businesses and ultimately grow their student numbers. That is why I started coaching and that is why I created Studio Bloom. If you haven't heard already, I have created a comprehensive 12 week coaching program called Studio Bloom with a 5 step process to really grow your business and watch it flourish! Prepare: Avatars, Goal Setting, Product Ladders & Offers Plan: Pricing, Sales Messaging, Cashflow & Budgeting Nurture: Your Team & Systems Grow: Events, Traffic, Connections & Community Harvest: Automation & a Business Bloom Action Plan Stop being okay with being okay…. It's time to BLOOM! Without a strategic marketing and business plan, you can try a heap of different things and it might get you to your goals eventually, but if you want to take clear, actionable steps to grow (& save your sanity)...This program is for you! On completion of the course, you will walk away with a comprehensive Business Plan that will set you up for success for years to come! But you might ask, ‘how does a business plan lead to growth? Stay tuned for next episode!
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Welcome to another episode 131 of Stuck in The Middle Podcast. Prepare to #getstuck with me. Welcome first time listeners! Welcome back repeat listeners. Go hit the follow or subscribe button on whatever streaming platform you are using to listen. Please rate AND review us on Apple podcast app. Follow SITM pod on your preferred social media app:Instagram: @crunkchocolateTwitter: @getstuckpodYoutube: CrunkChocolate PresentsPatreon: patreon.com/stuckinthemiddlepodcast $8 tierTiktok: @stuckinthemiddlepodcastTwitch: twitch.tv/crunkchocolateTOPICS:Getting caught up since the last episode with road trips and live concertsSITM hit 7000 downloads! TY to all who have given the pod a listen or a shareQuick rant about coffeeshops and out of supplies.Students nowadays a vandalizing, tiktok loving, zombiesSpeaking Soccer - Manchester City football segmentHalloween is coming up!Demi Lovato has opinions on AliensThe band "Rolling Stones" and their song 'Brown Sugar'Final Thoughts - Back off Candy Corn, Being Tall sucks sometimes, Facebook is outta here?!?!SONGS:wav. ft Lil B - Wav Cult BibleHaitus Kiyote - Canopic JarEkkstacy - It Only gets worse, I promiseSupport the show (https://patreon.com/stuckinthemiddlepodcast)
Abbas and Rami are cofounders of YouMakr, previously an invention platform, now using AI to create original text for students, Is it their work? Is it cheating? Is it simply progress? We delve into their pivot and where the platform is going.
Greater Atlanta Christian students raised money to start a school in Cameroon; Two Sugar Hill Christian Academy students were named semifinalists for Merit Scholarships; And Corporate Environments has brought on Stacy Robinson as an architectural sales representative. #GwinnettCounty #Georgia #LocalNews - - - - The Gwinnett Daily Post Podcast is local news for Lawrenceville, Norcross, Duluth, and all of Gwinnett County. Register Here for your essential digital news. This podcast was produced and published for the Gwinnett Daily Post and GwinnettDailyPost.com by BG Ad Group on 10-21-2021 For advertising inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
As leaders in their district, school board members face many challenges. We talk with Colonel Arthur Athens, who will be presenting at MASB's Annual Leadership Conference next month, about his storied career and his thoughts on leading ethically, humbly, confidently and, to some extent, with love.
No matter who you are, we all have different hurts and struggles that affect the way we view life and view God. Too often, we don't deal with them in a healthy way, which can lead to unhealthy patterns in our lives. We believe that healing and freedom can be found for anyone, no matter their age. Today, we get to hear from a senior in high school and the steps she's taken to find this freedom in Christ. You can register at watermark.org/regenforstudents
The school district serves 2,000 meals a day across its six cafeterias. But this fall, supply chain bottlenecks are plaguing the big food suppliers it has traditionally relied on. Food services director Karen Pagano has responded by building stronger connections to local food growers.
In this segment, we follow up on our discussion on spotting elementary school students in distress and how to approach those who may be on the edge. Join us as we talk about the feelings that surface when a student is lost. Follow on Twitter: @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork @jonHarper70bd Lynsay Ayer, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who conducts research on youth mental health. She is a member of the suicide prevention research team at the National Institute of Mental Health and is also a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation. Robert C. Schmidt, Ed.D, LCPC, NCC is a national speaker and consultant on building sustainable school mental health and suicide prevention programs centered on data collection, outcomes, quality of services, and student achievement. With interests embedded in research, Dr. Schmidt has published chapters in recognized books including the award-winning book by Dr. Kathryn Seifert, How Children Become Violent (2006) and Youth Violence (2011). He has led studies in the field of youth suicide, school mental health and was a contributor to Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools: Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In 2009 Dr. Schmidt published and is the author of the Risk Identification Suicide Kit (RISK) and in 2018 the RISK2, a suicide assessment instrument for ages 7-24. Dr. Schmidt previously worked at Johns Hopkins BayView Campus in Baltimore, Maryland and provided coverage to the Johns Hopkins Psychiatric Children's Center, Baltimore Adolescent Treatment Program, Outpatient Clinic, and 24-hour Baltimore Child & Adolescent Crisis. Shawn Thomas is in her 20th year of teaching in the largest county in Georgia. She has taught Kindergarten, Second and Third Grade, and ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) K-5.
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On this episode of the “Dr. Duke Show” we start at the University of Florida, where students were recently asked if they supported diversity quotas when it comes to hiring. Then they were asked if the same quotas should be applied to sports, and can you guess how they responded?
Adam Voshosted this Thursday's episode of Louisiana Considered. Gulf States Newsroom education reporter Aubri Juhaszspeaks with New Orleans educators Cheruba Chavezand Emma Merrillabout Louisiana's strict requirements for high school graduation, which make it difficult for students who don't speak English as a first language to graduate on time. State Reps. Barbara Freiberg(R - Baton Rouge)and Tammy Phelps (D - Shreveport), both on the House Education Committee, give us their thoughts on proposed changes to the standards for teaching kindergarten through eighth grade social studies classes in Louisiana public schools. To view the current draft of social studies standards, view the link on the Louisiana Believes website here. To make a public comment on the standards, fill out the Google Forms sheet here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sacramento City Unified School Superintendent Jorge Aguilar talks about the new COVID vaccine mandate for students and staff. How the needs and challenges for those experiencing homelessness are evolving—and what deep issues still remain. A look at wildfire's impact on animal habitat when the footprint is as large as the Dixie Fire. CapRadio Jazz Host Andrew Mills speaks with singer Samara Joy, who is performing at the Pacific Jazz Festival in Stockton. Today's Guests Sacramento City Unified School Superintendent Jorge Aguilar talks about the new COVID vaccine mandate for students and staff and answers parent questions. Sister Libby Fernandez, longtime homelessness advocate and director of Mercy Pedalers, discusses how the needs and challenges for those experiencing homelessness are evolving — and what deep issues still remain. Dr. Rachel Blakey, Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA and Research Associate at The Institute for Bird Populations, on wildfire's impact on animal habitat when the footprint is as large as the Dixie Fire. CapRadio Jazz Host Andrew Mills speaks with 21-year-old singer Samara Joy who is performing this weekend at the Pacific Jazz Festival in Stockton.
What You Need to Know is The left is not leaving anything to chance! Leftists are cannibalizing all the institutions - now they are taking on the Federal reserve. Marxists try to take the Federal Reserve as Biden weighs whether to reappoint Powell: Devine. Good, let's see how terrible it is and then maybe the Republicans and others will gut the fed too. Let's go all the way to the bottom so there will be real reform! Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life of America and Students for Life Action, talks about her Fall Speaking Tour: The Future Is Anti-Abortion: Preparing for A Post-Roe America. Kristan gives her opinion on the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Supreme Court case. Check out StudentsForLife.org. Joe Palmisano, entrepreneur, owning multiple businesses, college football coach, radio personality, and much more, shares his new book Penguinville: Come Find Yourself. Joe wrote this book to counteract everything that is being thrown at young people on social media. In this book Joe encourages young people that they are deeper than they appear and to search for who they are under their skin. Be sure to get your own copy of Penguinville: Come Find Yourself! Wrap up: The influence of Soros: It's being reported how huge amounts of money are being used to influence our lives. George Soros has been doing this for years. Check out this interview of Soros from 2016 — WATCH: The 60 Minutes Interview George Soros Tried To Bury. Let's get to the bottom of Soros and his bad influence! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Hour 2 - Sox - Astros ALCS Game 5 Astros win 9-1, Greg is hearing the Red Sox have a front office issue: Chaim Bloom is micromanaging Alex Cora and Cora is pushing back, Wiggy says a band with two lead singers doesn't work, The Dumbest of the Day: Chiefs superfan banned after fighting rival at Arrowhead Stadium, The Headlines: Human remains found in search for Brian Laundrie, Students being forced to tap a mask to their face, Robot Uprising See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This is the second of three episodes focusing on Tim Elmore’s newest book, The Eight Paradoxes of Great Leadership, releasing on Nov. 2nd, 2021. To pre-order the book and gain access to the mini-course visit: timelmore.com/book To take the leadership quiz now visit: https://hcleadershipessentials.com/pages/leadership-quiz Resources: The Eight Paradoxes of Great Leadership Pre-Order + Bonus Contact:…
In the 1990s, a new federal law banning any student with a drug conviction from receiving financial aid led to the formation of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP). Created online by a swarm of young activists in the early days of the internet, the organization quickly grew into the largest student organization in the United States. Today SSDP has over 5,000 active members on 300 college campuses around the world, all of them dedicated to advocating for the legalization of cannabis and the end of the War on Drugs. To hear the antiestablishment history of this game-changing organization, Abdullah and Bean sit down with founding member Kris Krane, who has also served as SSDP's Executive Director. SUPPORT "GREAT MOMENTS IN WEED HISTORY" ON PATREON Sign up for our Great Moments in Weed History Patreon for special bonuses and fun surprises PLEASE VISIT OUR SPONSORS! This episode is brought to you by Tweedle Farms, Northwest Oregon's premier, family owned hemp farm, specializing in farm-to-table, terpene rich, high CBD hemp flower, concentrates, vapes, edibles and topicals. Use promo code “greatmoments” for 20% off your next order shipped anywhere in the United States.
Today on SA Voices from the Field we are talking with Dr. Sarah Jones or the University of West Georgia about working with foster care and foster students. Originally we learned about Dr. Jones in a blog she wrote on the NASPA website entitled: Whether they identify or not we should support college students from foster care. In this episode, we talk about supporting foster students on campuses in our new reality and what your campus can do to advocate for these students. Please subscribe to SA Voices from the Field on your favorite podcasting device and share the podcast with other student affairs colleagues!
Tom's Newsmaker guest today is Dr. Sonja Santelises, the CEO of the Baltimore City Public Schools. Students and teachers have returned to their classrooms. Teachers and staff are required to be vaccinated, and everybody is wearing masks while indoors. As Liz Bowie reports in the Baltimore Sun, the City School system is the only one in the Baltimore metro region that tests unvaccinated students and staff weekly. It's an expensive program, but it has turned up dozens of asymptomatic cases, and along with mask mandates, it's credited with keeping outbreaks to a minimum. While the system copes with the on-going challenges of COVID, the challenges of kids who experienced learning loss when they weren't able to be in-person last year continue to be a high priority for educators. We discuss these and other issues in the city school system, and welcome listeners' comments and questions, as Dr. Sonja Santelises joins us on Zoom. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Special guest Dan Quintana! Brought to you by CSMi – https://csmisolutions.com/ Learn more about/Buy Erik's courses – The Science PT Support us on the Patreons! Replication studies for undergraduate theses to improve science and education. Quintana DS. BMJ Open. 5,1117–1118(2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-021-01192-8 Due to copyright laws, unless the article is open source we cannot legally post the PDF on the website for the world to download at will. That said, if you are having difficulty obtaining an article, contact us. Links that Dan mentioned in the show: Free access to this paper: https://rdcu.be/czouE The link to CREP: https://osf.io/wfc6u/ His preprint on auxiliary hypothesis, that's currently under review: https://psyarxiv.com/48ayg/ Sample size justification paper: https://psyarxiv.com/9d3yf/ Music for PT Inquest: “The Science of Selling Yourself Short” by Less Than Jake Used by Permission Other Music by Kevin MacLeod – incompetech.com: MidRoll Promo – Mining by Moonlight
On this episode of the “Dr. Duke Show” we start in San Francisco, where school districts are hemorrhaging tens of millions of dollars after 3,500 students have decided to seek better education elsewhere.
SCAD (3:30) – Savannah College of Art and DesignIntroduction to art via one's environment (4:30)Art Direction as a career option (5:00)Deciding to be an artist (6:15)A fine arts magnet school experience (6:30)Presenting one's work at an early age (7:15)Garrison Middle School and Savannah Arts Academy (7:30)Painting? (8:00)Varied interests and art opportunities (8:50)Access to materials as a factor for the pursuit of art (9:30)Why keep learning? (11:00)How is college different from high school? (11:45)Basketball with no high school team (13:00)Turning point moments in art (15:45)Believing in one's potential, plans, and possibilities (16:15)A parent's support (16:45)COVID's impact on schooling (18:00)A high school principal's generous act (18:30)An unexpected benefit of the changes resulting from the pandemic (19:15)Greatest influencers (20:30)Artists inspiring others (21:00)José Lucio (21:20)Julia's ongoing affection for the worm sticker (22:00)The beginning of requests for art from friends and family (23:00)Commissioned work for the Taste of the Junction Festival in Iowa (24:15)From a shy child to speaking with others about her art (25:15)Make art, local recognition, meaning, and impact (26:00)Rafiki (26:45)Parents' wedding portrait (27:30)The lobster's interview (28:30)Self-Portraits (29:45) A great teacher, Margo Ecke (32:30)The learning needs to connect to the student and the teacher (34:45) Julia Roland on Instagram@j.r.art_ Esther F. Garrison School for the Artshttps://spwww.sccpss.com/schools/efg/Pages/default.aspx Savannah Arts Academyhttps://spwww.sccpss.com/schools/saa/Pages/default.aspx Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)https://www.scad.edu/ SCAD Atlantahttps://www.scad.edu/locations/atlanta Margo Eckehttps://www.scad.edu/academics/faculty/margot-ecke America's Teamhttps://www.amteamsport.com/ Jose Luciohttp://www.joselucio.com/ and email@example.com Taste of the Junction Festival, West DesMoines, Iowahttps://www.tasteofthejunction.org Music for Lead. Learn. Change. is Sweet Adrenaline by Delicate Beats Podcast cover art is a view from Brunnkogel (mountaintop) over the mountains of the Salzkammergut in Austria, courtesy of photographer Simon Berger, published on www.unsplash.com. Professional Association of Georgia Educators: www.pageinc.org David's LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-w-reynolds-5a5b0a36/
Secondary principals in South Auckland say the government's plans for reopening schools will be too late for many of their students. Students in years 11, 12 and 13 will be allowed back to school in alert level three areas next Tuesday.The Principal of Tangaroa College in Otara Davida Suasua, says nearly 40 per cent of her Year 13 students are now working full time as essential workers to support their families. She says many of these students had planned to go to university next year, but that will now not happen. She speaks to Kathryn along with Pete Jones, Principal of Manurewa High School.
Ditching studies for work, forced into sharing rooms, and paying through the nose for damp, mouldy flats. As Wellington's median weekly rent surges to $600, the life of a student in the capital is getting less and less appealing. As Jake McKee reports, there's fear that the capital is fast becoming a no-go area for students.
Best Teaching for Boomerang Students. Here are four keynotes to integrating a former student back into the flow of the dojo. And I give you a real-world example. The post Best Teaching for Boomerang Students appeared first on Stickman Publications, Martial Arts Podcast.
Oberlin College sends workers to replace a radiator in Baldwin Cottage, a dorm house for women and transgender students, sparking panic by alarmed residents. Why didn't this Progressive institution hire gender-fluid HVAC technicians to bring the heat? Bill Whittle, Stephen Green and Scott Ott, create 260 new episodes of Right Angle each year, fueled by our Members who fund this enterprise. Unlock access to exclusive Members-only features when you become a Member by clicking the big green button at https://BillWhittle.com
This week on Trials & Trebuchets, the Students babysit the twins, split the party, and bestow great responsibilities! Instagram | Twitter | Discord | Patreon If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend or leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts! Autumn's Blend Part 19
It's hello classroom, goodbye online learning for Auckland and Waikato's year 11, 12 and 13 students. Despite Auckland's high Delta case count, seniors can head back to school from next Tuesday. But uncertainty remains for students in years 1 to 10. And that spells disappointment for some, who desperately want catch up with mates, and get their feet back under the desk. Our reporter Nick Truebridge and cameraman Nick Monro spoke to parents and students enjoying the sun at Takapuna Beach this afternoon.
Walk in vaccinations paired with free coffee and kai are on offer for students at Ara institute of Canterbury this week. It's part of the the region's race to hit 90 percent for first doses by Labour Weekend. Our cameraman Nathan McKinnon and reporter Kim Moodie went along.
School is back on campus from Tuesday but only for a select few and under strict conditions. And there is no end in sight for parents of primary students learning at home - Cabinet will review their situation next week. Years 11 to 13 can head back to class, basically to get ready for exams, but there are a list of rules. School staff need a negative Covid test before they're allowed on site. Masks are mandatory, so is physical distancing. Schools must keep Covid tracing records and disinfect daily. Classes have to aired out during breaks, with students and teachers outside as much as possible. And no singing or exercising indoors. Principal of Kia Aroha College in South Auckland Haley Milne told Checkpoint a quick survey she did suggested students will not be coming back to school on Tuesday. "There's too many questions and not enough answers," Milne said.
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins told Checkpoint it is “certainly a possibility” by Christmas that Aucklanders could have more freedoms while still being restricted within the regional Covid boundary. He also discusses the return to classrooms for senior high school students, and questions around younger students returning before the end of the year.
Renunciationis not simply leaving home —it is homelessness!* * *Master Dogen was quite prolific as a writer, even by today's standards. But we should remember that writing in those days, as well as publishing, was accomplished with rice paper, brushes and ink. Imagine what he might have done with a word processor. He apparently intended his master work, Shobogenzo, which tends to overshadow his other writings, to consist of 100 fascicles, or chapters, but he completed only 95 in his brief lifetime of 53 years.At a conference on Eihei Dogen around 2000 in Palo Alto, after his signature lecture on Dogen's collection of 300 koans, called the Mana Shobogenzo, I asked John Daido Loori, What could the other five have possibly been about? The old modern master huffed, “Good point!” and walked away.This collection, subtitled as “Sayings of Eihei Dogen Zenji recorded by Koun Ejo” in a small volume published by the Soto sect in Japan, was translated by one of my teachers, Shohaku Okumura Roshi. I have selected a couple of examples from the six “books” of live teachings, and will number them for your future reference. I hope you delve into these wonderful postcards from the past in greater detail.1-2 Dogen also said,[You] should maintain the precepts and eating regulations (one meal a day before noon, etc.). Still, it is wrong to insist upon them as essential, establish them as a practice, and expect to be able to gain the Way by observing them. We follow them just because they are the activities of Zen monks and the lifestyle of the Buddha's children. Although keeping them is good, we should not take them as the primary practice. I don't mean to say, however, that you should break the precepts and become self-indulgent. Clinging to such an attitude is an evil view and not that of a Buddhist practitioner. We follow the precepts of regulations simply because they form the standard for a Buddhist and are the tradition of Zen monasteries. While I was staying at Chinese monasteries, I met no one who took them as the primary concern.So the great master, while lecturing to monks living at a monastery, insists that the strict protocols of monastic life are not the primary practice of a monk. That central position is reserved for zazen itself. This tells us, as lay practitioners, that the lifestyle of the monastic, which we may hold in high esteem, and even long to emulate, is not crucial. We remember from Jijuyu Zammai — Self-fulfilling Samadhi — “Without engaging in incense offering, bowing, chanting Buddha's name, repentance and reading scripture, you should just wholeheartedly sit, and thus drop away body and mind.” The various rituals are the peripherals, plug-and-play supportive activities surrounding the true teaching found in meditation. The lifestyle of the householder is likewise not central to living a Zen life. Zazen alone is:For true attainment of the Way, devoting all effort to zazen alone has been transmitted among the buddhas and patriarchs. For this reason, I taught a fellow student of mine… a disciple of Zen Master Eisai, to abandon his strict adherence of keeping the precepts and reciting the Precept Sutra day and night.It looks like Dogen, while a student, played a somewhat subversive role in respect to his Dharma brothers. It reminds me of the tale of the young visiting junior monks, unsui, whom the abbot admonished not to go “imitating the senior monks around here.” When they saw him following the same protocols, they confronted him with the contradiction, to which he said, “I just have my devotion this way.” He was not imitating anyone. Dogen is attributed with asking, “In zazen, what precept is not fulfilled?” Wholehearted practice is not dependent upon the circumstances of our daily life. The real monastery has no walls. But regarding monastic life, Dogen's wheelhouse, the master had a lot to say:1-21 Dogen instructed, Students of the Way, you must be very careful on several levels in giving up worldly sentiment. Give up the world, give up your family, and give up your body and mind. Consider this well. Even among those who retreat from the world and live secluded in the mountains or forests, there are some who fear that their family, which has continued for many generations, will cease to exist, and who become anxious for their family members or their relatives.This deals with renunciation. Members of many spiritual sects are known as renunciants, turning their back on the normal family and social lives of the times, becoming hermits or mendicants. In any time this would represent a radical departure from the societal norms, including its mores and memes. The fundamental purpose of one's life would be re-examined, giving and extremely new meaning to the notion of the “unexamined life” not being worth living. Master Dogen would often focus our attention in zazen like a laser, exhorting us to examine his teachings thoroughly in practice, i.e. mainly in meditation.Although some people depart from home and give up family or property, they have not yet given up their bodies if they think that they should not do anything physically painful and avoid practicing anything which may cause sickness, even through they know it to be the Buddha-Way.Here I have experienced a trick of the memory, which modern studies have apparently proven is a dependable attribute of long-term memory — that it is not dependable. That is, we unconsciously modify and embellish our memories over time, e.g. to polish our self-image, or to make them more meaningful. In this case, I remembered this section as Master Dogen outlining several levels of monks, and how he evaluated them in terms of their ability to do true renunciation. Here I find no specifics of that construct as I recall, and have been freely paraphrasing. Continuing with the last bit as published in this edition:Further, even if they carry out hard and painful practices without clinging to their bodily lives, if their minds have not yet entered the Buddha-Way and if they resolve not to act against their own will even if such actions are the Buddha-Way, they have not yet given up their minds.In my revisionist memory, Dogen expresses ranking monastics in a holarchy of renunciation. The first-level renunciant does what I interpret as outward renunciation: turning their back on the social world, physically leaving home, and donning the clothing and appearance of a monastic. But s/he is unable to actually let go of attachment to family, and/or may harbor secret yearnings for fame and fortune, or status.The second level can actually reject the blandishments of society and the security and comfort of the family tree, which I refer to as physical renunciation. But this person cannot forsake clinging to the comforts of a healthy body, and put their own life on the line for the sake of Zen.The third level adept is able to lay down their life and limb for the sake of the mendicant lifestyle. But they are unable to give up their own willful opinion of all the above. For example, they may be able to perform the abandonment of home and hearth, health and longevity, but they may nourish a certain self-image, taking pride in their accomplishments. This is monkey-mind.If, however, unlike the monkey, they are able to release their grip on all the cookies in the jar, thus liberating themselves from their own clinging mind, they may accede to the highest level in Dogen's hierarchy. At this point, they have done true renunciation, seeing through all the various dimensions of their life, and especially the delusional aspect of their own construct of what it means. Thus, the highest becomes the lowest, and the householder becomes identical with the monastic. If, in the midst of everyday life, with all its complexity, we can still manage to see through to the underlying emptiness, we need not abandon it in favor of the monastic model.Another comment on this came in response to a question raised by a nun in the congregation of Dogen:3-2 Once, a certain nun asked, “Even lay women practice and study the buddha-dharma. As for nuns, even though we have some faults, I feel there is no reason to say that we go against the buddha-dharma. What do you think?”Dogen admonished, “This is not a correct view. Lay women might attain the Way as a result of practicing the buddha-dharma as they are. However, no monk or nun attains it unless he or she has the mind of one who has left home. This is not because the buddha-dharma discriminates between one person and another, but rather because the person doesn't enter the dharma. There must be a difference in the attitude of lay people and those who have left home. A layman who has the mind of a monk or nun who has left home will be released from samsara. A monk or nun who has the mind of a lay person has double faults. Their attitudes should be quite different. It is not that it is difficult to do, but to do it completely is difficult. The practice of being released from samsara and attaining the Way seems to be sought by everyone, but those who accomplish it are few. Life-and-death is the Great Matter, impermanence is swift. Do not let your mind slacken. If you abandon the world, you should abandon it completely. I don't think that the names provisionally used to distinguish monks and nuns from lay people are at all important.”I quote Dogen without omission because I frankly cannot see that any part of his response is not germane and important to our understanding of lay versus monastic practice. He profiles this as a choice, but insists that we are either all-in, or we are not. However he does not indicate that just because one chooses one way or the other, one is not superior or inferior to the other. It depends. Wholehearted practice does not depend on the choice so much as the commitment. Half-baked practice in either case would seem to be the point of what the translators refer to as an admonition. Because Dogen is sometimes characterized as the “father” of Soto Zen in Japan, and mistakenly characterized as overly stern, severe and authoritarian, I would respectfully submit that these instructions are like those given to a child, in the sense of compassionate guidance, or tough love, and not at all condescending, or admonishing. He is not taking sides or advising this nun, and by extension ourselves, as to which way is right for us. He is only encouraging us to recognize the path we walk, and not to confuse the one with the other. Followed to where they are leading, either way works. All roads on the Original Frontier lead to nirvana. Eventually.Master Dogen touches on this point again in later references in Zuimonki, but we do not have time to comment on all of them. In 4-3, for example he reiterates, “The primary point you should attend to is detaching yourself from personal views. To detach yourself from personal views means to not cling to your body.” And later in the same section, “…if you have not detached from the mind which clings to your body, it is like vainly counting up another's wealth without possessing even a half-penny of your own. I implore you to sit quietly and seek the beginning and the end of this body on the ground of reality.” Here we find another aphorism we might have assumed to be Western or biblical in origin. But the great master could as easily have been addressing these comments to a lay audience, rather than to his coterie of monks and nuns. And again, the way, the method for both, is, as always, zazen.In another instance, in 5-20, he quotes an ancient master who said, “At the top of a hundred foot pole, advance one step further.” He goes on to reinforce his point with this familiar Zen trope:This means you should have the attitude of someone who, at the top of a hundred-foot pole, lets go of both hands and feet; in other words, you must cast aside body and mind. There are various stages involved here. Nowadays, some people seem to have abandoned the world and left their homes. Nevertheless, when examining their actions, they still haven't truly left home, or renounced the world. As a monk who has left home, first you must depart from your ego as well as from [desire for] fame and profit. Unless you become free from these things, despite practicing the Way urgently as though extinguishing a fire enveloping your head… it will amount to nothing but meaningless trouble, having nothing to do with emancipation.Here we find the famous “hair on fire” trope we think originated with Dogen but now ubiquitous as the image of extreme urgency and intensity. This is followed by a rather long critique of the ignorance and misguided attitudes of recalcitrant and phony monks of the time, which we sometimes imagine to be a modern anomaly. But people are people, and were no different in Dogen's day. Note the restatement, found elsewhere, of the idea that unless your commitment is total, Zen practice may be a waste of time.As a final note, it should be mentioned that in many parts of his oeuvre, Dogen promotes the monastic alternative. In his times, as it is today, it was probably more difficult for a lay person, man or woman, to maintain a practice of meditation and Dharma study than for a cloistered monk or nun. In 6-9 he likens entering a monastery to passing through the “Dragon-Gate… where vast waves rise incessantly. Without fail, all fish once having passed through this place become dragons.” But he goes on to say,The vast waves there are not different from those in any other place, and the water is also ordinary salt water. Despite that, mysteriously enough, when fish cross that place, they all become dragons. Their scales do not change and their bodies stay the same; however, they suddenly become dragons.I take his meaning to be that all of us, wherever we find ourselves, are surfing the vast waves of samsara that are rising incessantly all around us. And we are all capable of undergoing this mysterious change, passing through the gateless gate, that is nothing more or less than returning to our original nature, while nothing else changes. He goes on to point out that the monastery — sorin in Japanese, which connotes a place pf practice in the forest — is “not a special place.” In transforming samsara to nirvana, our practice converts the mundane to the sacred, and vice-versa. My world and welcome to it (shout out to James Thurber), the monastery without walls.* * *Elliston Roshi is guiding teacher of the Atlanta Soto Zen Center and abbot of the Silent Thunder Order. He is also a gallery-represented fine artist expressing his Zen through visual poetry, or “music to the eyes.”UnMind is a production of the Atlanta Soto Zen Center in Atlanta, Georgia and the Silent Thunder Order. You can support these teachings by PayPal to donate@STorder.org. Gassho.Producer: Kyōsaku Jon Mitchell
Emily Brierley, Head of Cambridge MBA Recruitment and Admissions at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses what makes the Cambridge MBA unique, the school's admissions process, career opportunities and more. Program Highlights (2:30) | Admissions (17:30) | Financing & Scholarships (28:30) | Careers (36:45) About Our Guest Emily Brierley is Head of Cambridge MBA Recruitment and Admissions at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, where she has worked for over 5 years. Emily graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a Bachelors in American Studies. What is unique about the Cambridge MBA? What are its key advantages? The University of Cambridge is one of the world's most prestigious institutions, ranked 5th globally by Times Higher Education (2022) Each Cambridge MBA belongs to 1 of 31 colleges affiliated with the University, which could include undergraduates and masters/PhD students studying different disciplines Requires 3 team projects over the year that emphasize real world, experiential learning Admissions is looking for academic achievement, clear career progression and ambition, international experience and global outlook, and strong interpersonal and collaborative skills Interviews are conducted by Cambridge Judge Business School faculty members Students can specialize in 10 concentrations The area surrounding Cambridge is known as ‘Silicon Fen;' 900 high tech firms operate within 50 miles of the city Cambridge attracts the largest investment per capita in Europe, five times that of London. The total amount of capital (including VC) invested in Cambridge startups is £600 million. International MBA graduates can remain in UK for employment for 2 years under new post-study work visa Episode write-up and show notes: https://touchmba.com/cambridge-mba-program-admissions-interview-emily-brierley/ Get free, personalized school selection help at Touch MBA: https://touchmba.com
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