Mountains and Waters

Peter Bursky weaves his own discovery of Dogen’s Mountains and Waters Sutra into a wander through the opening paragraph of this beautiful and poetic text. Mountains and waters encompass much of what the form of Zen practice, art and language is, and it’s like this because they are the form of who we truly are. Offering us refuge, protection and a multiplicity of perspectives, Mountain’s walking is just like human walking. 

This teisho was given at the Sydney Zen Centre Winter sesshin 2022