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Sangha Member Talk – James Gregg

October 17 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Tuesday Practice: Join with Retreat
Tuesday Evening Practice
Up A Tree…Again: Personal Reflections of Case #5 of the Mumonkan”Getting stuck up a tree isn’t just for cats, is it?  We all find ourselves stuck out on a limb now and again, with seemingly no way down and not a fireman in sight.

In Case #5 of the Mumonkan, Zen Master Kyogen asks us to sit with the question: what now?  Are we going to ignore our predicament and try to stay in that tree forever, or are we going to respond to life and come down the hard way?  I’ll read out the case and then offer my personal response to this teaching, and open the virtual floor to discussion – how do you respond when your branches start swaying?

The Discussion happens at 11:15, after the morning practice schedule of Chanting and Zazen, which begins at 9:30am.

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Tuesday Practice: Join with Retreat
Tuesday Evening Practice


October 17
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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