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Day Two of Exploring the Wild World of Koans Retreat – February 4, 2022 (videos)

February 22, 2022

Henry asks, What is mindfulness? Compassion? Wisdom? In honor of great Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, Henry recalls a visit to the Deer Park Monastery in which the only object on the altar of their vast Dharma hall was a simple calligraphy saying only “This Is It.” Henry launches into Case 11, Joshu Examines the Hermit, reasoning as to why the same question and response can ellicit a different outcome.

Featured photo by Mark Paul Petrick

Later that afternoon, a Q&A session was recorded with Henry Shukman:

Featured photo by Mark Paul Petrick

Recorded in our virtual zendo on February 4, 2022.

Photo by Liam Charmer on Unsplash

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