“… the awakening of Shakyamuni Buddha and the simultaneous awakening of all existence, past, present and future …”
Description: To explore the origin point of practice in this second talk of our winter solstice retreat, Valerie revisits the Old Plum Tree, Case Zero, from the Transmission of Light Collection. This case is the the Head Chapter which we read on Rohatsu that narrates the awakening of Shakyamuni Buddha and the simultaneous awakening of all existence, past, present and future. Springing from the one branch of the old plum tree, Valerie then wanders among some delightful teachings associated with the interdependence of trees and equates practice with photosynthesis.
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