Peter Bursky explores ‘Qinglin’s Poisonous Snake’, Case 59 of the Book Of Serenity
In this talk we meet a couple snakes on the road in the form of a monk and Ch’ing-lin Shih-ch’ien. Their dialogue explores the shape shifting nature our practice takes when we embody the endless dance of form and emptiness. Knowing that everything is empty is fine, but unless we are practising and embodying that realisation in this body here and now, then we’re still just a dead snake in the grass.
This talk was given at March zazenkai 2022