Thursday Oct 16, 8:30am
Friday Oct 17, 7:00pm
This Week’s Koan
Blue Cliff Record #32
“Rinzai’s Great Meaning”
Elder Ding asked Rinzai, “So, what is the great meaning of the Buddha Dharma?”
Rinzai got down from the meditation bench and seized and held him and gave a single slap, then held up his open palms.
Ding stood motionless.
A monk nearby said, “Elder, why don’t you bow ceremonially?”
Ding just then bowed ceremonially and suddenly had a great awakening.