Featured: The Blue Cliff Record, Case 36 - Changsha Wandering in the Mountains
Changsha went wandering in the mountains one day.
When he returned to the temple gate the head monk asked, "Where have you been?"
Changsha said, "I have come from walking in the hills."
"Which way did you go?"
"I went out following the scented grasses and came back chasing the falling blossoms."
PZI’s Jesse Cardin, Director of It’s Alive Zen in San Antonio, Texas, reminds us that lostness is part of peach blossoms, and explores how that might appear on the second day of a retreat—or whenever. As recorded April 9, 2021.