Feb 24 – Mar 2

What does the spring wind have in mind,
Coming day and night to these groves and gardens?
It never asks who owns the peach and damson trees
But blows away their crimson without a word.

Ch’i-Chi, in The Clouds Should Know Me By Now

Practice Meetings

Tuesday Feb 26, 8:30am

Friday Mar 1, 7:00pm

This Week’s Reading

Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path White Clouds, Chapter 32, “The Finger Is Not the Moon”.

This Week’s Koan

Blue Cliff Record #78: “Bodhisattvas in the Bath”

In ancient times there were 16 bodhisattvas. At the time for monks to bath they followed the custom and entered the bath, and suddenly awoke by the primary cause of water.

All you Virtuous Ones of Zen, how do you make it alive to comprehend them saying, “The wonderful touch proclaims the brilliance and becomes the abode of the Buddha’s children.”

Also, [you] must do eight holes in seven borings to begin to get it.

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