Featured Koan: The Land of Demons

A great minister asked, "I've been reading the sutras—what is meant by, 'A fierce wind has blown the ship off course, setting it drifting toward the land of the Rakshasas'?"
The teacher responded, "Why ask something like that?"
The great minister's face went pale with that response.
And the teacher repeated, "A fierce wind has blown the ship off course, setting it drifting toward the land of the Rakshasas!"
The minister understood.

—Entangling Vines Case 42

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Coin, Paper, Scissors: with David Weinstein

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free – $10

Register here for David’s Wednesday Meditation & Talk

The coin lost in the river is found in the river.  —Yunmen, PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 64

Recently, I was looking for a pair of scissors that I had just used and put down, which had mysteriously disappeared, though I had not moved. I found the scissors where I left them, right in front of me. It was at that moment that the koan about the coin lost in the river came and paid me a visit.

The coin lost in the river was Yunmen’s response to the question, “What is ‘meditating and seeing things clearly’?” Rather than a description of something static, Yunmen gives a description of a process. That is what it is like when you see things clearly, you don’t see “things,” you see processes. Everything is a verb.

David Weinstein Roshi

Join us for a koan, meditation, dharma talk, & conversation. All are welcome. Register to participate.

—David

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Date:
October 6
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free – $10
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Venue

PZI Digital Temple

Organizer

David Weinstein Roshi
Email:
dweinstein@pacificzen.org
Website:
https://oaklandzen.org/