Gillian Coote Roshi – Book of Serenity Case 60 – Iron Grinder, the Cow November 22, 2013

The nun ‘Iron Grindstone’ Liu was like a stone-struck spark, like a lightning flash; hesitate and you lose your body and your life. In the path of meditation, if you get to the most essential place, where are there so many things? She had studied for a long time, her active edge was sharp and dangerous. – The Blue Cliff Record

Gillie explores the case of Iron Grinder and her encounters with other Masters of Zen at the 2013 Spring Sesshin at Kodoji.