January 15 - 21, 2024
Monday, January 15th, 2024
From emptiness springs forth our deepest potential. When we are able to drop our ideas about who and what we are, we can recognize the infinite realm of possibility that has always been our playground.
Reality before interpretation, before we start applying labels and identities, is vast and unbounded. From this space, we access the wisdom and compassion that is the source material of our life.
With wisdom and compassion as our foundation, we recognize that we are the totality. Nothing separate and always in relationship. We come to see our personality and our personal particularities as part of the giddy cosmic unfolding of this mysterious universe. These particularities can be celebrated and manifest as means for the greater good.
From emptiness the bodhisattva vow surges forward, swallows us whole, carries us along and unfolds as our life. Dive in! There is no time to wait!
Hogen Bays, Roshi
Jan Chozen Bays, Roshi
Patrick Bansho Green