NOTE: The date references and the chants for the week are updated. Otherwise, the reading is the same as last week's since the Jan 23 gathering was canceled due to snow.
"Zazen is the fundamental way of cultivating enlightenment and love. Each breath is emptiness itself; each breath is appropriate. In zazen periods we devote ourselves wholly to our practice. In this crystal-clear situation, we encounter our self-centered delusions in their most obtrusive form, not diluted by the usual conditions of life. By returning to our practice whenever these delusions arise, we train ourselves in choosing what is fundamentally appropriate, and we loosen the grip that delusions have over us."- Robert AitkenChants for Jan 25 - Jan 31 (from Boundless Way Zen Sutra Book)
- Genjokoan 3, p. 33
- Torei's Bodhisattva's Vow, p. 15
Room 24, Community UU
468 Rosedale Ave, White Plains, NY
This week's reading: "4. Delusions and Pitfalls," from Robert Aitken, Taking the Path of Zen. pp. 41-55. (To order from Amazon CLICK HERE)
This week's case: "The National Teacher's Gravestone," Blue Cliff Record #18, Book of Serenity, #85.