Retreat! On 2012 Sep 27-30, Zen Teacher Valerie Forstman will be leading a retreat at the Gainesville Retreat Center. More info at the Retreats page.
Tuesday Sep 25, 8:30am
Friday Sep 28, 7:00pm
This Week’s Reading
Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path While Cloud, Chapter 13, “Beginning a Spiritual Practice”.
This Week’s Koan
Gateless Gate #47: “Tosotsu’s Three Barriers”
Master Tosotsu, setting up the three barriers, always tried the pursuer of the Way:
“To search for the Way, the Zen student tries to grasp one’s own nature and be enlightened. Now where is your true nature?”
“Once having grasped one’s own nature, one is free from birth and death. If then, one’s eyeballs have dropped dead, how can one be free from life?”
“Being free from birth and death, one instantly knows where to go after death, Being dead and the body dispersed into the four elements, where then does one go?”