Sat Oct 18

"You can enter silence not by trying to enter but through the constant soft effort to let life be."
- Ezra Bayda with Josh Bartok

Saturday Zen Service, Oct 18: 10:00am - 11:45am.

Koan of the Week
Gateless Gate #4: "The Barbarian Has No Beard"

Huo-an said, "Why has the western barbarian no beard?"

Wumen's Commentary:
If you practice Zen, you must actually practice it. If you become enlightened, it must be the real experience of enlightenment. You see this barbarian once face to face; then for the first time, you will be able to acknowledge him. But if you say that you see him face to face, in that instant there is division into two.

Wumen's Verse:
In front of a fool
Do not talk about dreams;
The barbarian has no beard:
It's adding to clarity.

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