May 18 – 24

“Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.” 
-Alan Watts

Practice Meetings

Thursday May 22, 8:30am

Friday May 23, 7:00pm

This Week’s Koan

Gateless Gate #37, Book of Serenity #47
The Oak Tree In The Garden

A monk asked Joshu, “What is the meaning of the patriarch’s coming from the West?”

Joshu said, “The oak tree there in the garden.”

Words cannot express things;
Speech does not convey the spirit.
Swayed by words, one is lost;
Blocked by phrases, one is belwildered.

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