Compassion isn’t just offering kind words. Compassion is offering your very being.
– Ezra Bayda and Josh Bartok
Charlotte Joko Beck, Nothing Special,
Chapter: “Can Anything Hurt Us?”, p. 75.
All meetings at:
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Common Room
4225 NW 34th St
Gainesville, FL 32605
FRIDAY Evening Zen, 7pm to 8:45pm.
Two sits, chants, dharma talk.
Zen Interviews with Meredith available.
SATURDAY Morning UU Meditative Worship Service, 11am – noon.
A hymn, a 20-min sit, sharing, a reading, discussion, a hymn, a shorter sit, closing.
TUESDAY Morning Zen, 8:30am – 9:30am.
1 sit, discussion.
Blue Cliff Record #8 and Book of Serenity #71: Cuiyan’s “Eyebrows”
Towards the end of summer , Cuiyan instructed the assembly, saying,”All summer I’ve preached to you, my brothers. Look here, are Cuiyan’s eyebrows still there? ”
Baofu said, “The robber’s heart is terrified!”
Changqing said, “They are well grown!”
Yunmen said, “Kan!” 
: Summer-sesshin for 3 months.
: According to the popular belief a great criminal should lose his eyebrows
as a sign of his coming punishment in hell.
: Literally kan means “barrier” (cf. Mumonkan). In those days this Chinese
word colloquially meant also, “Watch out!” or “There!”