Dharmatalk: Koan Study: Why Bother?

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“… a glimpse of another order of things, in an experience of awakening from the “dream” of what we have taken our lives to be …”

awaken leaf tree

Description: This talk is about why and how we study koans. Practice often begins with mindfulness training, with the breath as our focus as well as other aspects of present-moment awareness. Koan study is encouraged once we’ve had a glimpse of another order of things, in an experience of awakening from the “dream” of what we have taken our lives to be.  These experiences are marked by certain kinds of specific characteristics.

Post & Featured image: Leaf by KatinkavomWolfenmond, CCO Public Domain.


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