Dongshan's Five Ranks (1st)

KOAN:

Poem 1

It’s past midnight
The moon has not yet risen.
In the deep dark we see a face from long ago
But you don’t recognize her.
Don’t think that’s strange.

– from the Record of Dongshan, The Five Ranks (1st Rank)

Audio May 26, 2020

Before There is Moonlight – First Rank of Dongshan’s Five Ranks

Jon Joseph

PZI Zen Online – We are in a time ‘before moonlight’ with covid and massive unemployment that has resulted- with great unknowns ahead. Dreams in zen are not so different from waking life. We make up stories about what will happen. But we are passing through a gate of meeting and not recognizing. How do you make your way? Step by step. As recorded May 25.

94' 15"