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.
Later that afternoon, a Q&A session was recorded with Henry Shukman:
Recorded in our virtual zendo on February 4, 2022.