Jul 6 – 12

“The Master said, “You can’t seem to stop your mind from racing around everywhere seeking something. That’s why the patriarch said, ‘Hopeless fellows–using their heads to look for their heads!’ You must right now turn your light around and shine it on yourselves, not go seeking somewhere else. Then you will understand that in body and mind you are no different from the patriarchs and the buddhas, and that there is nothing to do. Do that and you may speak of’getting the Dharma.’”

Practice Meetings

Thursday July 10, 8:30am

Friday July 11, 7:00pm

This Week’s Koan

Blue Cliff Record #52
Joshu’s Stone Bridge

A Monk asked Joshu, “For a long time, I’ve heard the report of Joshu’s stone elevated-bridge. I’ve arrived only to see a rough bridge.”

Joshu said, “You only see the rough bridge. For the time being you do not see the stone elevated-bridge.”

The monk said, “So what is the stone elevated-bridge?”

Joshu said, “It ferries across donkeys; it ferries across horses, the bridge.”

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