Featured: PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 37 — Peach Blossoms

For thirty years I searched for a master swordsman.
How many times did the leaves fall, and the branches burst into bud?
But from the moment I saw the peach blossoms, I’ve had no doubts.

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Stone Bridge of Zhaozhou: with David Weinstein

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free – $10

Register here for Wednesday Meditation & Talk with David Weinstein Roshi

A student asked Zhaozhou, “I’ve heard about the stone bridge of Zhaozhou. But now that I’ve come, I see only a log across the river.”
Zhaozhou said, “You only see the log, you don’t see the stone bridge.”
“What is the stone bridge like?” the student asked.
“Donkeys cross over, horses cross over.” Zhaozhou replied.

The student’s comment, provocative though it was, also acknowledged the ordinariness of Zhaozhou’s teaching. His teaching was not grand and eloquent, like the Anji bridge. It was more like a simple log across a river. However, like the Anji bridge, Zhaozhou’s teaching provided a safe crossing to whomever, whether they be donkeys or horses.

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

—David

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Date:
April 21
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free – $10
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PZI Digital Temple

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David Weinstein Roshi
Email:
dweinstein@pacificzen.org
Website:
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