Ching Ch’ing’s Sound of Raindrops

Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

Zen Mountain Monastery, 02/16/2020

The Blue Cliff Record, Case 46

What is the fundamental nature of our experience of the world? Is it ‘out there’, or ‘in here’? In this discourse Shugen Roshi explores how zazen helps us to stop and see what is actually in front of us without becoming stuck or getting lost. Through calming the mind and recognizing our cycles of habit and reaction we can reach into the ground of reality, and in that awareness and clarity we can engage with what is imperative in our lives.

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