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Aug. 26, 2018

Everyday Buddhism 12 - MORE Koans: Bringing Them Into the Everyday

Everyday Buddhism 12 - MORE Koans: Bringing Them Into the Everyday

Koans as Part of An Everyday Awareness Practice


In this podcast, we'll look more closely at koans, poetry, koan practice in general ... and we'll see how to work with one koan, specifically ... to start your practice.

We'll look at the koan, "Manjushri Enters the Gate." I will provide an interpretation from Rev. Gyomay Kubose, as well as how I worked with this koan. But each person must bring his own wisdom to a koan.

Koan practice IS for everyday life! It is for taking up your everyday — the kitchen or the office — as a koan. How can you use a koan in everyday life? How can you use a koan to break free from thinking ruts, hardened concepts, judgments?