Apr 21 – 27

Compassion is the willingness to play in the field of dreams even though you are awake.
–Matthew Flickstein, Swallowing the River Ganges

Practice Meetings

Tuesday Apr 23, 8:30am

Friday Apr 26, 7:00pm

This Week’s Reading

Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path White Clouds, Chapter 40, “Cover the Land in Gold”.

This Week’s Koan

Gateless Gate #17

“National Teacher’s Three Calls”

The National Teacher called his attendant three times, and three times the attendant responded.

The National Teacher said, “I long feared that I was betraying you, but really it was you who were betraying me.”

Mumon’s Verse

He carried and iron yoke with no hole
 And left a curse to trouble his descendants.
If you want to hold up the gate and the doors,
You must climb a mountain of swords with bare feet.

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