Sept 7 – 13

“I owe my solitude to other people.” 
―Alan Watts
Practice Meetings

Thursday Sept 11, 8:30am

Friday Sept 12, 7:00pm

This Week’s Koan

Book of Serenity #54, Blue Cliff Record #89
“Ungan’s Great Mercy”

Ungan asked Dôgo, “What does the Bodhisattva of the Great Mercy use so many hands and eyes for?”

Dôgo answered, “It is like a person in the middle of the night reaching with his hand behind his head groping for his pillow.”

Ungan said, “I understood.”

Dôgo said, “How did you understand it?”

Ungan said, “The whole body is hands and eyes.”

Dôgo said, “You said it very well. But you expressed only eight-tenths of it.”

Ungan said, “How would you say it, Elder Brother?”

Dôgo said, “The entire body is hands and eyes.”

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