Apr 28 – May 4

A peaceful mind is a compassionate mind.
–Ayya Khema, Be an Island

Practice Meetings

Tuesday Apr 30, 8:30am

Friday May 3, 7:00pm

This Week’s Reading

Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path White Clouds, Chapter 41, “Cover the Land in Gold”.

This Week’s Koan

Blue Cliff Record #99

“The National Teacher Taming and Driving”

[Yuanwu’s] Appended pointer says:

A test is raised for examination:


Emperor Suzong asked National Teacher Zhong, “So what is the ‘The Taming and Driving One’ of the ten bodies [of Buddha]?”

The National Teacher said, “Patron, the supreme practice of surpassing stepping on Vairocana’s crown.”

The Emperor said, “[This] solitary person does not understand.”

The National Teacher said, “[One] never recognizes one’s own self’s pure and clear Dharma-body.”

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