June 21 – 27

“I have lived with several Zen masters — all of them cats.” 

– Eckhart Tolle

Practice Meetings

Friday June 26, 7:00pm

This Week’s Koan

Gateless Gate #48, Book of Serenity #61
“One Road”

A monk asked Kempõ Oshõ,

“It is written, ‘Bhagavats in the ten directions. One straight road to Nirvana.’ I still wonder where the road can be.”

Kempõ lifted his staff, drew a line, and said, “Here it is.”

Later the monks asked the same question to Unmon, who held up his fan and said,

“This fan jumps up to the thirty-third heaven and hits the nose of the deity Sakra Devanam Indra.

When you strike the carp of the eastern sea, the rain comes down in torrents.”

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