Dragon Singing in a Withered Tree

KOAN:

Xiangyan was once asked by a monastic: ‘What is the Way?’
Xiangyan said: ‘A dragon singing in a withered tree.’

Later, another monastic asked Shishuang: ‘ What is the dragon’s singing in a withered tree?’
Shishuang said: ‘It still has joy,’

Audio October 12, 2020

Fall Sesshin 2020: When You Stop Chasing About

John Tarrant

PZI Zen Online Audio: Fall Sesshin – Evening dharma talk with John Tarrant. If you are chasing about, “Where will you meet today?” We forget we are free in every moment. The image of a withered tree. When we let everything come to rest, we hear the dragon murmurings. As recorded October 2 2020.

36' 45"