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This Sunday: The Four Boundless Vows with John Tarrant & Friends
Weekly Meditation & Talks: Sunday – Thursday, join us!
Coming in Fall: PZI Monthlong October Intensive & Open Temple Meditation Pass
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Doing Nothing Is Really Something: with David Weinstein
July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree – $10
One day Shitou came upon Yaoshan meditating, he asked Yaoshan, “What are you doing?”
Yaoshan said, “I am not doing anything.”
Shitou asked, “Why are you sitting here wasting time?”
Yaoshan replied, “If I was wasting time, that would be doing something.”
Shitou asked, “What is this ‘doing nothing’ that you talk about?”
Yaoshan replied, “Not even the ten thousand sages know.”
—from The Record of Yaoshan
I like this exchange between Shitou and Yaoshan, the way it highlights the difference between doing nothing and wasting time. Hongzhi’s image of cultivating an empty field comes to mind. Having an empty field is cultivating that field. Letting it lay fallow for a season or so will ultimately increase its productivity. The same is true of a meditation practice.
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