Monday, Mar. 23rd, 7pm. Ordinary Way is the Virus A Meeting with Jon Joseph, Roshi

Chao-Chou asked Nan-chuan, “What is the Way?” Nan-chuan replied, “Ordinary Way is the Mind.”

~ The Gateless Barrier, Case 19, paraphrased

“These are extraordinary times.” I have heard and read that line time and again over the last several weeks regarding the Corona virus pandemic. Certainly, they are not easy times. But perhaps these are not extraordinary times, either. Perhaps right here and right now is the ordinary way. How do we deal with our ordinary life? Chiao-Chou was also asked, “When great difficulties come upon us, how do we avoid them?” He responded, “Welcome.”
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