Thanatos and Eros
Duration: 46 minutes
Considered by many to be one of Shinzen’s most extraordinary public talks, Shinzen describes “The Big Picture” of human existence in terms of two fundamental principles: Love (eros) and Death (thanatos). Contains a step-by- step procedure for guiding others through their dying process. Also speaks about using sexual experience as a platform for spiritual growth. At the end of the talk, Shinzen recites Goethe’s “Holy Longing” in German and English as a surprise for his old friend, Nicola Geiger. Nicola reveals that she recited that same poem to her father on his deathbed.