Ann san talked about story from Rinzai’s book about Coming Home on the Ox’s Back.
Here is Ann’s talk from last Sunday.
Kugyo san shared Ryokan’s quote: “How can we ever lose interest in life? Spring has come again and cherry trees bloom in the mountains.”
Ann talked about zazen posture.
“Zen’s practice special condition involves sitting in zazen, becoming frustrated by it, discovering the source of one’s own resistances to it, also discover the ways to draw on one’s inner resources against being distracted”
Zen and the Brain: Toward an Understanding of Meditation and Consciousness 14 James H. Austin June 4, 1999