Luzu proffers freedom

Whenever a monk came to see him Luzu turned around and sat facing the wall. Full stop, end of story. This was his teaching. He offered no words. 

Our core practice is sitting. What does it mean?

This talk considers zazen and the fact of a wall, drawing on the wisdom of Dogen and Aitken Roshi too. It meanders into a few thoughts on thoughts, non-thinking and what we call “the mind.”  

Maggie Gluek, roshi gave this teisho at Rohatsu sesshin 2023