How Dirty is This Water?

Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

Zen Mountain Monastery, 03/22/2020

From The Record of Master Dongshan

In the words of a beautiful Theodore Roetke poem, “What Can I Tell My Bones?,” Shugen Roshi reminds us that we need not be content with “a puddle’s calm.” He emphasizes the transformative power of mind training in a time of great uncertainty, encouraging us to engage practice diligently as a compassionate offering to all beings.

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