"In our ordinary human life, we are always trying to fulfill our desires. We're satisfied only when all our desires are met. In Buddhism, though, it's just the opposite: it is important for us to leave our desires alone, without trying to fulfill them. For breaking the ego's grip, nothing is more effective than giving something up." --Kosho UchiyamaBoundless Way Zen Sutra Book. See: BoWZ Westchester Chant Schedule)
- Facing Everything, p. 27
- The Misunderstanding of Many Lifetimes, p. 28
- Fukenzazengi, pt 1, p. 36
- Menju, p. 42
Room 24, Community UU
468 Rosedale Ave, White Plains, NY
This week's reading: Kosho Uchiyama, Opening the Hand of Thought, pp. 149-161. (Chapter 8, Section 1, Subsections 2 and 3)
This week's case: Book of Serenity #14, "Attendant Huo Offers Tea": CLICK HERE.
Meredith will be away on Aug 12. Brian LaVoie will lead our Zen practice.