Right Where You Are: Teachings of The Gateless Gate
The great Zen master Tozan Shusho once asked a monk, “Where have you come from?” In answering Tozan’s question, the monk flailed around considerably, never really getting to the point. It’s such a simple question, how could he flounder so? Yet, how seriously would any of us take this question? Where have you come from? How would you answer?
Tozan’s question gets at the heart of the confusion in which we find ourselves—fully here but unaware of it, trying desperately to be here, creating hurdles for ourselves that we can’t seem to clear, no matter how hard we try, simply because we’re trying to clear them. The teachings in the seminal koan collection The Gateless Gate point directly at Reality, inviting us to see there is truly nothing in our way to keep us from realizing it.
led by Steve Matuszak
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