Basho’s Staff: Beyond Fear of Attachments

Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

Gateless Gate, Case 44

Zen Center of New York City, 3/3/2019

Hogen takes up the koan “If you have a staff, I will give one to you; if you don’t have a staff I will take it away” and connects this to the sangha’s “Beyond Fear of Differences Work”. The difficult work of moving beyond our attachments helps us see ourselves in everyone and everyone in ourselves. *We experienced technical difficulties and the recording is missing the first 5 seconds of the talk.

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