The Morning Star

Peter Bursky explores the Buddha’s experience of seeing the Morning Star when he was sitting under the Bodhi tree. Yamada Roshi once said, “the basis and central focus of Buddhism is the enlightenment experience of Shakyamuni Buddha.” Rohatsu (8 December) is normally the day on which we, together with Zen communities throughout the world, celebrate the Buddha’s realisation.

This talk – Case 1 of the Denkoroku “The Buddha’s Morning Star” – was given at Rohatsu sesshin 2020