Re: [liveoakzen] Thursday Zen
- JeanneI'm not up to coming over there tonight, folks -- could someone else bring a blossom or two? I think I said I'd bring flowers.Sorry - and thank you,On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 8:29 PM, John Daniewicz <layover3@...> wrote:This Thursday, we will learn about "Koan Introspection". So here's the koan:45th in the Blue Cliff Record:A student asks Master Zhaozhou,"All things return to one. To what does the one return?"To which the venerable gave his own answer,"When I was living in Qingzhou, I sewed a robe. It weighed seven pounds."Forget the answer, consider the question.Bows,John
- This Thursday, we will begin a try out of a Tara Brach book, "True Refuge." Ahe is of the Vipassana tradition which is part of Trevadan school.Here is some background info on her:
Tara Brach (born May 17, 1953) is an American psychologist and proponent of Buddhist meditation. She is a guiding teacher and founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C. (IMCW). Dr. Brach teaches their Wednesday night meeting in Bethesda, Maryland. Her colleagues include Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein and others in the Vipassana or Insight meditation tradition. Brach also teaches about Buddhist meditation at centers for meditation and yoga in the United States and Europe including Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California, the Kripalu Center, and the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies.
Brach is an engaged Buddhist specializing in the application of Buddhist teachings to emotional healing. Her 2003 book, Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha, focuses on the use of practices such as mindfulness for healing trauma. Her 2013 book, True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart, offers practices for tapping into inner peace and wisdom in the midst of difficulty.