Step by step in the dark
If my foot’s not wet,
I found the stone
—The PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 72 (Soyen Shaku, or Santoka)
John revisits the awakenings and koans of the great teachers, among them Yunmen and his teachings. In the layered quality of the teachings there is a common thread in our lineage: we are all in it together, all held by this great path, we put ourselves in the vessel and see what happens. Each of us holds a piece of the story—trust the piece you hold. As recorded Fall Sesshin 2019.