Dharma Discourse by Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei
Where does it all come from? The Buddhadharma teaches that all things are established from a non-abiding basis, but what does that mean, particularly for our day-to-day practice? Shugen Sensei draws on the teachings of Dogen Zenji and the Vimalakirti Sutra as he guides us in exploring the nature of mind and reality, the arising of wisdom and compassion.
The koan in this talk is “Fayan’s Substance and Name,” Case 74 from the Book of Serenity. It was given at Zen Mountain Monastery on June 22, 2012.