Oct 13 – 16

October 16th, 2013
People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.
 
–Thich Nhat Hanh

Practice Meetings

Tuesday Oct 15, 8:30am

Friday Oct 18, 7:00pm

This Week’s Koan

Gateless Gate #27, Blue Cliff Record #28

What the Holy Ones Have Not Preached

A monk asked Nansen, “Is there any Dharma that has not been preached to the people?”

Nansen answered, “There is.”

“What is the truth that has not been taught?” asked the monk.

Nansen said, “It is not mind; it is not Buddha; it is not things.”

Verse

Talking too much spoils your virtue;
Silence is truly unequaled.
Let the mountains become the sea;
I’ll give you no comment.
 

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