Maggie Gluek – Wu-Men Kuan Case 13 – Te-Shan Bowls in Hand January 30, 2014

Day 3 Teisho Rohatsu 2013 at the Sydney Zen Centre in Annandale

Maggie gives Teisho on Day 3 of Rohatsu 2013. The talk covers Case 13 of the Wu-Men Kuan, the ‘silent teaching’ of Te-shan. Maggie discusses other cases where a master teaches a student using a quiet touch.

Maggie discusses the dilemma that students may find themselves in, seeking to pass koans in order to distinguish themselves and thus, losing their way.

‘At last the old boss has gotten hold of the last word,
From now on, none under heaven can out do him’