Jan 12 – 18

When we fall on the ground it hurts us, but we also need to rely on the ground to get back up.
-Kathleen McDonald, How To Meditate

Practice Meetings

Thursday Jan 16, 8:30am

Friday Jan 17, 7:00pm

This Week’s Koan

Blue Cliff Record #11, Book of Serenity #53

Huangbo’s Slurping Dregs

Huangbo instructed the assembly and said, “You people of various ranks are fellows who indeed slurp the dregs of the wine to the limit. In this way you travel about on your feet. At what place is today?  Do you even know that within the great nation of Tang there are no Zen teachers?”

At that time there was a monk who stood out and said, “But there seems to be in the various directions those who correct disciples and guide assemblies, how do they make it come alive?”

Bo said, “I did not say no Zen; only no teachers.”

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