Audio: 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. Includes music by Ritchie Domingue, Jordan McConnell and Amy Fletcher.
Hakuin’s “Woman at the Inn” the woman is unknown but kept the inn in which pilgrims coming 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 mediated day and night and one day while washing a pot she has a breakthrough.