Allan Marett – Changsha Goes on a Picnic February 1, 2015

Blue Cliff Record – Case 36: Changsha Goes on a Picnic

Allan Marett takes us into the great mountains in this Teisho given on Day 1 of Rohatsu 2014 at the Sydney Zen Centre. Changsha lived from around 788-868 and was renowned for his great fierceness (nicknamed ‘great tiger’). In this encounter the teacher, now older and far more settled, is challenged by the head monk on his return from a walk -“Where have you come from?” a familiar challenge, however in this case led to a brilliant exchange between the teacher and the head monk.