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THURSDAY ZEN: Just Like Cake – with David Parks

June 22, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Free – $10

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“What is the teaching that goes beyond what the buddhas and ancestors taught?”
Yunmen replies, “Cake.” 

—Blue Cliff Record Case 77

You get the picture: Yunmen is seated at tea time, a low table before him. On the table there is a teapot, cups and a small plate of rice cakes. Between sips of tea, a student says to him, “What is the teaching that goes beyond the buddhas and ancestors?

Rather than give a detailed answer replete with explanations, metaphysics and theories, Yunmen eschews the esoteric, the special, and turns the student’s attention to the right here, a lowly rice cake.


 

Come join us Thursdays, for koan meditation, a dharma talk, and conversation. Register to participate. All are welcome.

I hope you will join us.

—David Parks Roshi, Director of Bluegrass Zen

Details

Date:
June 22, 2023
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cost:
Free – $10
Event Category:

Organizer

David Parks Roshi
Email:
dparksbluegrasszen@gmail.com
Register here to attend:
https://www.pacificzen.org/product/thursday-zen-june-22nd-with-david-parks-roshi/