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Winning Through Engaging With our Biggest Challenges- With Claude AnShin Thomas, a warrior for peace who fought in war

June 27, 2024 Jon Katz Season 1 Episode 29
Winning Through Engaging With our Biggest Challenges- With Claude AnShin Thomas, a warrior for peace who fought in war
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Beat The Prosecution
Winning Through Engaging With our Biggest Challenges- With Claude AnShin Thomas, a warrior for peace who fought in war
Jun 27, 2024 Season 1 Episode 29
Jon Katz

What do engaging with our suffering, breaking from addiction, and knowing our true nature have to do with beating the prosecution? Join Jon's riveting talk with Claude AnShin Thomas who has travelled the path between fighting in the thick of the Vietnam war to now being a warrior for peace and for helping others, including veterans. Claude ultimately became a mendicant Soto Zen Buddhist monk, meeting people "at the point of their humanity", as Claude says. After leaving Vietnam, Brother Claude pickled himself in drugs, alcohol and sex. Learn how he successfully ended drug and alcohol use with the help of a treatment program, how he became a monk, and how he travels to schools, prisons, war zones, and so many other places where he is invited, wanting to meet with a cross section of people there. 

Fairfax, Northern Virginia criminal defense / DUI lawyer Jon Katz first met Claude around 2005, when Claude completely revealed the inner turmoil he underwent during and after his fighting in Vietnam, his life committed to service to others, and about living in peace with unpeacefulness. It is not a stretch to say that the courthouse is full of turmoil, and also of possibilities, starting with the criminal defense lawyer and defendant quieting their minds, being in the present, and, again, living in peace with unpeacefulness. 

If you like what you hear on this Beat the Prosecution episode number 28, please visit Claude's organization's website Zaltho.org, and read and share his essential autobiography At Hell's Gate- A Soldier's Journey from War to Peace, and read his other books On the Edges of Peace, and Bringing Meditation to Life. Your donations at https://www.zaltho.org/donation-causes can support the Zaltho Foundation generally, Veterans' Pet Health Care, and Zaltho's Solar Project. 

This podcast with Fairfax, Virginia criminal / DUI lawyer Jon Katz is playable on all devices at podcast.BeatTheProsecution.com. For more information, visit BeatTheProsecution.com or contact us at info@BeatTheProsecution.com, 703-383-1100 (calling), or 571-406-7268 (text). Hear our prior podcasts, at https://podcast.BeatTheProsecution.com/

If you like what you hear on our Beat the Prosecution podcast, please take a moment to post a review at our Apple podcasts page (with stars only, or else also with a comment) at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beat-the-prosecution/id1721413675


Show Notes

What do engaging with our suffering, breaking from addiction, and knowing our true nature have to do with beating the prosecution? Join Jon's riveting talk with Claude AnShin Thomas who has travelled the path between fighting in the thick of the Vietnam war to now being a warrior for peace and for helping others, including veterans. Claude ultimately became a mendicant Soto Zen Buddhist monk, meeting people "at the point of their humanity", as Claude says. After leaving Vietnam, Brother Claude pickled himself in drugs, alcohol and sex. Learn how he successfully ended drug and alcohol use with the help of a treatment program, how he became a monk, and how he travels to schools, prisons, war zones, and so many other places where he is invited, wanting to meet with a cross section of people there. 

Fairfax, Northern Virginia criminal defense / DUI lawyer Jon Katz first met Claude around 2005, when Claude completely revealed the inner turmoil he underwent during and after his fighting in Vietnam, his life committed to service to others, and about living in peace with unpeacefulness. It is not a stretch to say that the courthouse is full of turmoil, and also of possibilities, starting with the criminal defense lawyer and defendant quieting their minds, being in the present, and, again, living in peace with unpeacefulness. 

If you like what you hear on this Beat the Prosecution episode number 28, please visit Claude's organization's website Zaltho.org, and read and share his essential autobiography At Hell's Gate- A Soldier's Journey from War to Peace, and read his other books On the Edges of Peace, and Bringing Meditation to Life. Your donations at https://www.zaltho.org/donation-causes can support the Zaltho Foundation generally, Veterans' Pet Health Care, and Zaltho's Solar Project. 

This podcast with Fairfax, Virginia criminal / DUI lawyer Jon Katz is playable on all devices at podcast.BeatTheProsecution.com. For more information, visit BeatTheProsecution.com or contact us at info@BeatTheProsecution.com, 703-383-1100 (calling), or 571-406-7268 (text). Hear our prior podcasts, at https://podcast.BeatTheProsecution.com/

If you like what you hear on our Beat the Prosecution podcast, please take a moment to post a review at our Apple podcasts page (with stars only, or else also with a comment) at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beat-the-prosecution/id1721413675