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A Defense of Koans: Dharma Talk with Henry Shukman (video)

January 17, 2023

Henry asks, “Why on Earth do we bother with koans?” One response Henry offers, “If you are sitting with a koan, the koan will dissolve any kind of knowing and bring you into the here and now in a way that cannot be anticipated.” Continuing in his study of the Gateless Gate, Henry charges ahead with Case 10 Seizei the Poor, offering some perspective on this elusive case and encouragement to those interested in Koan practice.

Recorded in our virtual zendo on December 23, 2021.

Photo by Ashley Hajimirsadeghi on Unsplash

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