Sickness and medicine

Medicine and sickness cure each other, all the earth is medicine, where do you find your self? Gillian Coote, roshi, examines Yun-men’s words about our own sickness and suffering – as individuals, as family members, in relationships at work or in the sangha, and as members of this society and this vast interdependent mahasangha – the sickness of the air, the earth where we live as worms, microbes and wombats, and the oceans, where we live as krill, whales and penguins.

This teisho based on Case 87 of the Blue Cliff Record was given on Day 1 of the 2018 Spring sesshin at Kodoji