Dear EQUANIMIOUS FRIENDS ...
We are beginning our non-work, sitting and living with The Book of Equanimity, Illuminating Classic Zen Koans, commentary by Gerry Shishin Wick.
I begin today with a rather longish essay and talk, given during our monthly Zazenkai, on some common misunderstandings, biases and the like about the Koans and Koan Practice found in the modern Zen world ... and I ask all to have a read and listen ...
I apologize for both the length of the talk, and what may be a rather arcane topic to some folks.
In a few days, I will offer a shorter "how to" talk on how we are actually going to undertake and read the Koans and Rev. Wick's commentary.
Then, I hope to dive into the first Koan together perhaps next Saturday.
May you find it all thoroughly ENLIGHTENING! 8)
PS - Some portions are available online, pending purchase ...