May 5 – 11

May 5th, 2013
Generosity begins with our recognition of our debt to others.

–Master Hsing Yun, Describing the Indescribable

Practice Meetings

Tuesday May 7, 8:30am

Friday May 10, 7:00pm

This Week’s Reading

Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path White Clouds, Chapter 42, “Love Is Understanding”.

This Week’s Koan

Book of Serenity #42

“Nanyang and the Water Jug”

A monk asked National Teacher Chû of Nanyô, “What is the essential body of Vairocana
Buddha?”

National Teacher said, “Pass me that water jug.”

The monk passed him the water jug.

National Teacher said, “Put it back where it was.”

The monk asked again, “What is the essential body of Vairocana Buddha?”

National Teacher said, “The old Buddha is long gone.”

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