Sickness and Medicine (BCR87)

KOAN:

Sickness and medicine are in accord with each other. The whole world is medicine. What am I?

—The Blue Cliff Record, Case 87 (Yunmen)

Audio July 9, 2020
1' 44"
Audio May 12, 2020
98' 53"
Audio April 30, 2020

The Whole World Is Medicine

Jon Joseph

PZI Zen Online: Jon welcomes far flung participants on zoom and remembers the original Earth Day walks and festivities and all comment on vast implications of Yunmen’s koan. As recorded April 27th.

83' 19"
Audio January 29, 2020

Vimalakirti & His Daughter, Moonlike Beauty

Allison Atwill

Allison relays a story of an encounter between Manjushri and Vimalakirti. Manjushri, among the 32,000 bodhisattvas sent by Buddha to Vimalakirti’s sickbed, asks, “How do bodhisattvas enter the gate of nonduality?” The response is an intimate silence. Allison’s story includes the karmic path that his daughter, Moonlike Beauty, bore on her way to enlightenment.

47' 10"
Audio December 3, 2019
55' 22"