Koan of the Week – Here is the Stone

Santoka's Stone

Here is the stone
drenched with rain
that marks the way.

In the mountains, hikers build stone buddhas at the fork of the trail to point the way. Santoka says this wet stone points the way. How is this so for you?

Koan of the week – Good snowflake

In honor of the last week of winter we're considering the following koan.

An old teacher once said, 

"Good Snowflake!" 
"It doesn't fall in any other place."

Please sit with the koan, let it follow you about during your usual activities this week, and see what it has to offer. We'll discuss following this week's meditation on Thursday night. Like a warm blanket on a cold day, this old teacher reminds me that, in all our comings and goings, we are always in the right place.