What are Koans?
Senior student, Alladin Jones, gives us instructions about how to sit with a koan. Aitken roshi described them this way:
“Koans are tiny doors that open to great vistas inviting us to wander through endless gardens. And they are the folk stories of Zen and like folk stories their expression is presentational rather than discursive. And they are poetic and sometimes non verbal.”
This Dharma talk was given at Autumn sesshin in 2022