Apr 7 – 13

Insofar as we all run from suffering
even experienced within a dream,
and yet always fall short of satisfaction
even within the heights of sublime happiness,
living beings cannot be differentiated.
It is therefore great self-delusion
to have no thought for the happiness of others.
–Tsongkhapa, The Splendor of an Autumn Moon 

Practice Meetings

Tuesday Apr 9, 8:30am

Friday Apr 12, 7:00pm

This Week’s Reading

Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path White Clouds, Chapter 38, “O, Happiness!”.

This Week’s Koan

Gateless Gate #29

“Not the Wind, Not the Flag”

The wind was flapping a temple flag, and two monks started an argument.

One said the flag moved, the other said the wind moved;

they argued back and forth but could not reach a conclusion.

The Sixth Patriarch said, “It is not the wind that moves, it is not the flag that moves; it is your mind that moves.”

The two monks were awe-struck.

Mumon’s Verse

Wind, flag, mind, moving,
All equally to blame.
Only knowing how to open his mouth,
Unaware of his fault in talking.

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