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Sangha Member Talk ~ Mark

July 25 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Sangha Member Talk ~ Shoketsu
Tuesday Practice: Join with Retreat

Note: The Dharma Talks will be online for now. Click here for the online Sunday schedule and info on how to connect via Zoom.

Sunday Sangha Member Talk with Mark

The Sangha Member Talk follows the morning practice schedule of Chanting, Zazen, and Kinhin which begins at 9:30am. Please join us!

“My Koan of Authentic Effort”
An old koan reads like so:
Yaoshan asked novice Gao, “I hear the capital city is really bustling.”
The novice said, “My province is peaceful.”
Yaoshan said joyfully, “Did you realize this from reading scripture, or from making inquiries?”
The novice said, “I didn’t get it from reading scriptures or from making inquiries.”
Yaoshan said, “Lots of people don’t read scripture and don’t make inquiries – why don’t they get it?”
The novice said, “I wouldn’t say they don’t get it – it’s just that they don’t agree to take it up.”
Mark’s sangha member talk on Sunday will recount the journey that began when he asked himself, in all earnestness, “What is agreeing to take it up?”



Sangha Member Talk ~ Shoketsu
Tuesday Practice: Join with Retreat


July 25
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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Domyo Burk


Bright Way Zen
12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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