Mar 17 – 23

March 17th, 2013
Body impermanent like spring mist;
mind insubstantial like empty sky;
thoughts unestablished like breezes in space.
Think about these three points over and over.
 
-Adept Godrakpa, Hermit of Go Cliffs

Practice Meetings

Tuesday Mar 19, 8:30am

Friday Mar 22, 7:00pm

This Week’s Reading

Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path White Clouds, Chapter 35, “Early Morning Sunshine”.

This Week’s Koan

Blue Cliff Record #1, Book of Serenity #2:

“Emperor Wu Asks Bodhidharma”

Emperor Wu of Ryô asked Great Master Bodhidharma:

“What is the highest meaning of the holy reality?”

Bodhidharma replied, “Vast and void, no holiness.”

The emperor said, “Who are you in front of me?”

Bodhidharma said, “I don’t know.”

The emperor did not match him.

Finally, Bodhidharma crossed the Yangtze River and came to the Shôrin Temple. There he  sat for nine years, facing the wall.

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