Jun 9 – 15

How much of your life do you spend looking forward to being somewhere else?
–Matthew Flickstein, Journey to the Center

Practice Meetings

Tuesday Jun 11, 8:30am

Friday Jun 14, 7:00pm

This Week’s Reading

Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path White Clouds, Chapter 47, “Follow the Dharma”.

This Week’s Koan

Blue Cliff Record #53

Baizhang and a Wild Duck”

Great Master Ma and Baizhang were walking to a rest stop.  Seeing young wild ducks passing in flight, Great Master said, “What’s that?”

Baizhang said, “Young wild ducks.”

Great Master said, “To what place are they going away?”

Baizhang said, “They passed in flight and are gone away.”

Great Master proceeded to twist the tip of Baizhang’s nose.

Baizhang did suffer the pain and cried out.

Great Master said, “How have they already flown and gone away?”

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