Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi
Zen Mountain Monastery, Mt Tremper, New York, Saturday 05/27/2023
From The Blue Cliff Record, Case 6 – Yunmen’s “Every Day is a Good Day”
Shugen Roshi reflects on this koan – “Every Day is a Good Day”… How is that possible? From what perspective is that so? Can we free the idea of good from our idea of good? And on Master Dogen’s teaching “The Great Way of all Buddhas, thoroughly practiced is emancipation and realization.” What does it mean to thoroughly practice?