Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei
Zen Center of New York City, Fire Lotus Temple, Sunday 11/05/2023
From “The Hidden Lamp, Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women”
In this story, an old woman hears and breaks though Hakuin’s teaching: “Your mind is the Pure Land, and your body is Amida Buddha. If you want to understand, look into your own heart.” Hojin weaves a tapestry of intimate expressions encouraging practitioners to heed the Buddha’s words: “Dwell! You are the light itself.” — the light reaches everywhere. Trust this!