Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi
Zen Mountain Monastery, New York, Sunday 10/03/2021
From The Blue Cliff Record, Case 100 – Pa Ling’s Blown Hair Sword
What are the most effective, skillful means to liberate ourselves? Along with meditation which is the primary practice in most branches of Buddhism, there is koan practice which is central in our Zen tradition. Shugen Roshi describes how these are engaged together using the example of a blown hair sword.