Nov 10 – 16

A monk asked , “The mountains, the rivers, and the great earth — from where did all these things come forth?”
Tiantai said, “From where did this question come forth?”
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Tuesday Nov 12, 8:30am

Friday Nov 15, 7:00pm

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Blue Cliff Record #69

Nanquan Draws a Circle

Nanquan, Guizong, and Magu together went to do customary respects to National Teacher Zhong.  Stopping half way, Nanquan drew the image of one circle on top of the dirt and said, “If you’re able to say then we’ll leave.”

Guizong sat in the middle of the circle image.  Magu then did the bow of a woman.

Quan said, “Is it like this?  The standard is not to leave!”

Guizong said, “What is going in your mind?”

2 thoughts on “Nov 10 – 16

    1. rodriguez.m Post author


      We’re located in Florida, and are not familiar with the Toronto area. I did a quick Google search for “toronto zen” and this came up:

      Best of luck finding a course!


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