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A hand moves, and the fire’s whirling takes different shapes,
Triangles, squares: all things change when we do.
The first word, “Ah,” blossomed into all others.
Each of them is true.


Shunryu Suzuki Roshi once said that sitting a sesshin is like rowing, in a small boat, to the middle of the ocean– and the boat sinks. That could be disturbing, if we identify with the boat– or illuminating, if we identify with the ocean.

This is the presentation given to the Sangha in February 2023, on the Lankavatara Sutra.


Lankavatara Sutra