Aug 3 – 9

“He returns years later, has no demands.
He wants only one, most precious thing:
To see, purely and simply, without name,
Without expectations, fears, or hopes,
At the edge where there is no I or not-I.” 
―Czeslaw Milosz

Practice Meetings

Thursday Aug 7, 8:30am

Friday Aug 8, 7:00pm

This Week’s Koan

Blue Cliff Record #80
Joshu’s Rushing Water

A monk asked Joshu, “When first born, does the infant also possess the sixth consciousness or not?”

Joshu said, “A ball strikes the surface of the rushing water.”

The monk, in repeating this, asked Touzi, “So what was the meaning and purpose of ‘A ball strikes the surface of the rushing water?’”

Touzi said, “Moment by moment, unceasing flowing.”

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