PZI Zen Online – Meditation, the vessel in difficult times. Our in upheaval from Covid quarantine and riots over racism. Chan took on difficult times with stories and Zen’s encounter with Daoism & ‘The Chuang Tzu’ with strange characters like ‘crooked carriage’ and his friends. Who’s hearing? Who’s concerned about the world? Who’s sad? We are in it together so let’s vow first to: ‘Set endless heartache to rest!’ Koans & stories are ‘ancient vials of life’ to help now. As recorded May 31 2020
Allison introduces a koan that is a fragment of a precept: ‘Not attacking, not withdrawing. Not real or unreal. There’s an ocean of bright clouds, an ocean of solemn clouds.’ The volatility of confinement in lockdown and the vastness within it.