What is this “It”?

The Zen Mountain Monastery Podcast
The Zen Mountain Monastery Podcast
What is this "It"?

Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

Zen Mountain Monastery, New York, Saturday 10/23/2021

From Wumen’s Gateless Gate, Case 38 – It’s Like a Buffalo Passing Through A Window

“The world is but the tail of a buffalo passing through a window.” But what about when we feel stuck? How do we free ourselves in the midst of our karmic dispositions? Some of them seem quite sticky indeed. In this talk from the last day of our Harvest Sesshin, Shugen Roshi talks about koan training in our Zen tradition. Each of them are windows into our own barriers, helping us to eventually experience these barriers as empty of any definitive existence.

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