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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Peach Blossoms, Peach Blossoms: with Jon Joseph

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free – $10

Register here for Monday Meditation & Talk with Jon Joseph Roshi

Lingyun was wandering in the mountains and became lost in his walking. He rounded a bend and saw peach blossoms on the other side of the valley. This sight awakened him and he wrote this poem:

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

—Entangling Vines, Case 8

We are deep into Spring Sesshin, together enjoying the wonderous luster of peach blossoms in this time of change: winter to spring, pandemic to vaccine, recession to recovery, political extremism to moderation. The peach blossoms are here for us.

We will be telling Sesshin stories on Monday!

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

— Jon Joseph

Details

Date:
April 12
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free – $10
Event Category:
Register Here:
https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/Nzk4NTk=

Venue

PZI Digital Temple

Organizer

Jon Joseph Roshi
Website:
http://www.sanmateozen.org