Dec 15 – 21

Because you are alive, everything is possible.
-Thich Nhat Hanh

Practice Meetings

Thursday Dec 19, 8:30am

Friday Dec, 20 7:00pm

This Week’s Koan

Blue Cliff Record #81

Yaoshan Sees an Arrow

A monk asked Yaoshan,

“In a level field of shallow grass a great stag and the deer became a herd.  So how is one able to shoot and get the great stag among the great stags?”

Shan said, “Look… an arrow.”

The monk lay down his body then rolled over.

Shan said, “Attendant, drag out this dead fellow.”

The monk then departed swiftly.

Shan said, “What limit is there for this fellow’s playing with mud balls?”

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