Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi
Zen Mountain Monastery, New York, Sunday 08/14/2022
From the Book of Serenity, Case 16 – Magu Shakes His Staff
Why do we practice mindfulness, why do we develop concentration, why do we do meditation? These and other aspects of practice… What do they bring us to? Shugen Roshi asks us to look carefully about what we think we’re after; what are we aiming for? For instance, how do we manifest compassion, living in a world of good and evil, without creating more entanglements, without getting caught in the realm of right and wrong?