Virtual Service November 1, 2020

Zen and the Art of Surviving an Election

Lyndon Harris


How many of you remember Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance? Robert Pirsig’s 1974 novel has little to do with orthodox Zen meditative practice, and even less, as he states it, with motorcycle maintenance. But nevertheless, his novel (rejected by publishers 121 times!) remained on the NY Times bestseller list for years. What might Pirsig say to us as we brace ourselves for the 2020 presidential election, happening in just a couple of days? What might we learn from Zen practitioners about how to navigate these trying times? With a bit of wit, a few insights from meditative practice, zero knowledge of motorcycles, and a strong dose of hope, Lyndon will seek to offer some thoughts about facing the next few days (years?) with grace and civility, balanced with hope and expectations for the future.


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