Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi
Zen Mountain Monastery, 4/21/2021
Book of Serenity, Case 60 – Iron-Grinder Liu
Evoking this pithy exchange between Liu Tiemo and her teacher Guishan, Shugen Roshi asks us to reflect on how we meet these teachings. How do we turn towards what we do not understand but somehow know is true? And ultimately, how do we become serene in a world of perceived adversity?