In this episode, we discuss the rapidly worsening pandemic in the U.S. and the troubling opposition by many to proven mitigation efforts. We examine the famous statement by Milarepa, an 11th century Tibetan master: “Abandon hope and fear.” Finally, a teaching story from The Blue Cliff Record points to a way out of struggling against painful difficulties of everyday life.

Recorded by Paul Gerstein, MD

Intro music: Dancing for the Answers, Nick Mulvey

Ending music: Fearless, The Neville Brothers