Oct 12 – 18

“Bamboo shadows sweep the stairs, Yet not even a speck of dust is swept. 
Moonlight penetrates to the bottom of the pool, Yet in the water no trace is left.”
Practice Meetings

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.

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