Walking the Way

Maggie Gluek, roshi, while wandering with Henry David Thoreau, wonders how we can open the Dharma gates of ease and joy? Caught in ideas of the importance of self, isolated from the world, and following a stream of self centred conditioned thoughts, we fail to be aware of the world around us – the scent of grasses or the colour of flowers.

This teisho explores Case 36 of the Blue Cliff Record (Changsha goes picnicking) and was given on day 3 of Autumn sesshin at Kodoji