Jan 13 – 19

January 13th, 2013

On the basis of the belief that all human beings share the same divine nature, we have a very strong ground, a very powerful reason, to believe that it is possible for each of us to develop a genuine sense of equanimity toward all beings.

His Holiness The Dalai Lama – The Good Heart

Practice Meetings

Tuesday Jan 15, 8:30am

Friday Jan 18, 7:00pm
(NOTE: On Fridays, you may wish to come one hour early and take Tai Chi with Dylan Klempner at 6pm.)

This Week’s Reading

Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path While Cloud, Chapter 28, “Palm Forest”.

This Week’s Koan

Book of Serenity #45: “Four Phrases from the Engaku Sutra”

The Engaku [1] Sutra says:

“At all times, you do not raise the delusive mind.

When there are all kinds of illusory thoughts, you do not extinguish them.

Dwelling in the delusory state of mind, you do not add understanding.

Where there is no understanding, you do not distinguish the truth.”

[1]: “Engaku” means the perfect awakening of Buddha.

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