Hey everyone –
Just yesterday, the reading group finished our third and final session discussing Red Pine’s Lankatavara Sutra. I think we all agreed it was a tough read, but a good text to come back to periodically. You can read paragraph after paragraph and be totally confused, but then stumble across a passage that really resonates. Amazing for a text as old as it is, and Red Pine’s notes and presentation are, as always, just top notch.
Next we’re going to read the Fukan zazengi, Dogen’s classic, short pronouncment/manifesto ‘Recommending Zazen to All People’. It’s short, practical, and very beautiful.
There are numerous translations of this text. Here are a few on the open internet for your reading pleasure:
Again, it’s very short, folks – most translations clock in at under three pages.
We’ll meet on Sunday, January 19th to talk about this text. Hope you can make it!