One Hand Washes the Dishes
In Dharma Combat, the head student is tested by their peers with a ceremonial series of questions. You wonder to yourself, would I be able to answer that question? And you root for the student like you would an Olympic figure skater, where you hold your breath at every leap and anticipate a solid landing,…
Skunks & Mirrors
“Complications are auspicious; do not resist them.” That may be one of the more memorable lines of the Jewel Mirror, and the one that produces the most knowing laughs from the Zen teachers who repeat it. But how does someone successfully maneuver a mire of complications?