Xiangyan was once asked by a monastic, "What is the Way?"
Xiangyan said, "A dragon singing in a withered tree."
The monastic asked Caoshan, "Who can hear this?"
Caoshan said, "In the whole world, there is no one who does not hear it."
—from Xuedou's verse commentary on Blue Cliff Record Case 2
Rachel Boughton gives a talk on Monday morning of the summer retreat. 2016.
John Tarrant gives a talk on Sunday evening of the summer retreat. June 2016.
Rachel Boughton talks about the limiting factors of belief – even the ones we think of as positive.
Rachel Boughton talks about using koans to have confidence within the dark places of life (2016).