“One knock and all knowledge is forgotten,
There is no need for further searching…
Not a trace left anywhere.” ~ Kyogen
Description: This teisho first wraps up the previous week’s discussion about Aware and Awake. Henry then proceeds to explore the meaning of lineage and why it is important to Zen history and practice. He contrasts the results of two awakening experiences, one concerning the American playwright Eugene O’Neill and the other with the Sixth Zen ancestor Huineng. He describes the unique, ineffable “meeting” that occurs between student and teacher and discusses how the Zen ancestors are available for us to meet.
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