Chao Chou’s Three Turning Words

Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

Zen Mountain Monastery, 01/22/2020

The Blue Cliff Record, Case 96, The Mud Buddha

Huik’e stood in the snow all night outside of Bodhidharma’s cave. Mother Theresa looked for Christ in the knowing smile between caregiver and cared for, even as she struggled at times to feel connected with God. In this talk from January’s New Year Sesshin, Shugen Roshi asks, what for you constitutes putting your faith on the line?

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