Open Temple Reminder: Tuesday AM Meditations w. Tess Beasley EDT & Jan Brogan PDT September 26, 2022
Dear friends — Join us tomorrow for early morning meditation in the Open Temple.
Early Morning Meditation, Tuesday June 22
Eastern Temple — Tess Beasley will welcome you in the Eastern Temple from 7-8am EDT (or 4-5am PDT) with a mystery koan from The Blue Cliff Record.
Western Temple — Jan Brogan will hold a cushion for you in the Western Temple from 6-7am PDT (or 9-10am EDT) with the second part of Case #1 from The Blue Cliff Record.
Western Koan — Case #1B: Emperor Wu Questions Bodhidharma
Bodhidharma crossed the Yangtze River and went to the Kingdom of Wei. The emperor raised this matter with his advisor, Duke Zhi. The advisor asked, “Your Majesty, do you know who that Indian sage was?” “No, I don’t,” said the emperor. “That was Avalokitesvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, carrying the seal of the Buddha's heart and mind.” The emperor felt a sudden regret and said, "Send a messenger to call him back." Duke Zhi said, “Your Majesty, even if everyone in the kingdom went after him, he wouldn’t return.”
You're invited to attend any or all sessions in the Eastern and Western Temples.
With warm wishes,