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.