Audio: PZI Zen Online. John Tarrant on Mother’s Day sits with Hakuin’s “The Woman at the the Inn.” Everything shines with a great light. Even in the shit! The mind thinks—not here, this can’t be it. With music from Ritchie Domingue, Jordan McConnell and Amy Fletcher. As recorded May 10 2020.
Hakuin’s “Woman at the Inn,” the woman is unknown but kept the inn where pilgrims coming to study with Hakuin stayed. Hakuin’s dharma talk spoke of the pure land of mind and the buddha of light in your own body. When that buddha of light appears, everything glows with a great light. The woman meditated day and night and one day while washing a pot she has a breakthrough.