Tuesday Open Temple Reminder: AM Meditations w. David Parks EDT & Jan Black PDT September 26, 2022
Dear Friends — Join us for morning meditation in the Open Temple tomorrow.
Early Morning Meditation, Tuesday June 15
Eastern Temple — David Parks will welcome you in the Eastern Temple from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT) with Case #62 from The Blue Cliff Record.
Eastern Koan — Case #62: Yunmen's One Treasure
Yunmen, instructing the assembly, said, “Inside heaven and earth, in the center of the cosmos, there is one treasure, hidden in the body. It picks up the lantern and walks into the meditation hall; it brings the temple gate and puts it on top of the lantern.”
Western Temple — Jan Black will hold a cushion for you in the Western Temple from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT) with Case #67 from The Blue Cliff Record.
Western Koan — Case #67: Emperor Wu Requests Explanation of a Sutra
Emperor Wu asked Mahasattva Fu to explain the Diamond Sutra. The Mahasattva then went up to the teaching seat. He shook the lectern once and immediately came down. The Emperor was startled. Duke Zhi asked, "Your Majesty, do you understand?" "No, I don't." "Mahasattva Fu has finished explaining the sutra."
You're invited to attend any or all sessions in the Eastern and Western Temples.
With warm wishes, Karin
Pacific Zen Institute
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