On this first day of Fall, Teshin takes up case 27 of the Blue Cliff Record, Unmon’s Complete Exposure. The Case reads as follows: A monk asked Unmon, “What is it when the tree withers and the leaves fall?” Unmon answered, “Complete exposure of the golden wind”.
Teshin Matt Sweger is the resident teacher at the North Carolina Zen Center. He began his Zen practice in 1993 at the Rochester Zen Center in the lineage of Philip Kapleau. He is also a practicing psychotherapist and enjoys exploring the intersection of Zen practice and experiential psychotherapy.
Photo by Mark Paul Petrick