Hakuin's Praise Song for Meditation
Special New Year's Sunday Series
Part 4: January 30, 2022
10:30 am – 12:00 pm PST
This very place is paradise,this very body, the Buddha.—Hakuin Ekaku's Praise Song for Meditation
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With the turning of the year, comes the age-old desire for renewal—the longing for a clean slate and opportunity to start anew, with a life free from hindrances and full of the things we long for. Trouble is, this can become an endless self-improvement the project, where we try to substitute oneself with another, better one, still holding tight to beliefs about ourselves and the world.
Zen invites us to set aside our ideas of good and bad, and bathe in the original silence that has held each part of the universe from the very beginning. It is renewal born of resting into our inexhaustible true nature and of glimpsing the vast forces always revealing our path home.
This four-part series dives into Hakuin Ekaku's Praise Song for Meditation, exploring its verses as lanterns for entering the new year.
—Allison, Tess, Jesse, & Michelle
Praise Song for Meditation
All beings are Buddha by nature,
just as water and ice are the same.
Without water there's no ice,
outside of beings, no Buddha...
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Images: Blind Men Crossing the Bridge, Hotei with Companions – Hakuin Ekaku
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