Cultivating equanimity means awakening our capacity to meet the winds of life with a non-reactive, open, balanced presence. The gift of this presence is that we can see clearly what is happening within and around us, and respond with wisdom, creativity and compassion. This talk looks at our habits of reacting, and the ways we can come home to equinimity in the midst of life's challenges.
Lin Jensen is founder and teacher of the Chico Zen Sangha. He also is Senior Buddhist Chaplin to the High Desert State Prison in Susanville. Lin is also a birder, served seven years as sub-regional editor for American Birds magazine, and has contributed articles to Bird Watcher Digest. He is the author of several books on what might be called "natural Zen."