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Be a Tiger in the Mountains


Once its heart is grasped, you are like a dragon gaining the water, like a tiger taking to the mountains.

—from Fukanzazengi (Dogen)


Dharma Theme March 22, 2023

Dharma Theme: In the Wild – Mountain Koans & Poems

PZI Teachers

Eventually you come to a place where you can’t go on and you can’t go back. You have arrived at the base of cliffs; you can’t scale them, you can’t get around them, and there’s no handy tunnel through them. It’s a daunting place—that’s the point of it. And when you arrive here your life and your journey can become your own.

23 Words
Misc September 30, 2020

Artwork: Sumi-e Collage

Michael Hofmann

PZI Zen- Artwork,collage, ink on paper by Michael Hofmann.