Please join us on December 11th for a day of Zen meditation. Lee and Madelon will co-lead the retreat. Rather than listening to a talk, we will offer music as teisho.
Wu-Men Kuan case 16: Yun-men said, “See how vast and wide the world is? Why do you put on your seven-piece robe at the sound of the bell?”
Wu-Men’s Commentary (excerpted):
Does the sound come to the ear or does the ear go to the sound?
If both sound and silence die away, at such a juncture how could you talk of Zen?
While listening with your ear, you cannot tell. When hearing with your eye, you are truly intimate.
Beginners who are interested in Zen and experienced Zen students are welcome.
8:15am Work period
9:00am Opening, Five Remembrances, Zazen
10:00am Music as teisho
12:00pm Informal lunch (Soup will be provided. Please bring food to share.)
1:30am Zazen, Interviews
2:50pm Closing, Great Vows