Not a few of us come to practice to find peace of mind. Just so Huike, the protagonist of this story. Let’s see how determination, faith and surrender help him in his quest and how Bodhidharma turns him upside down. It’s a dramatic tale and one that is foundational to the Zen tradition.
This teisho was given by Maggie Gluek, roshi at Rohatsu sesshin 2022. It is based on Entangling Vines, Case 1: Bodhidharma Pacifies the Mind