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Fundamental: Genjo Koan



Each relative New Year we at Falmouth Soto Zen Sangha return to fundamentals. Essence is the topic. "What," is the word of choice in this realm, as it competes with it's cousin-"why." It is the search for singularity.


The search has real and absolute features, that in holistic cosmology is suggested by Mahayana teachings as more than the sum of its parts. So the point is begged, how do you reach a fundamental that is not form. Not form, being by my definition, acceptance of experiential flux...


In our talk tonight we explore Dogen-Zenji's koan: Genjokoan. His treatise is the koan's koan. Actualizing the fundamental point of the true Dharma-Eye, or why seeing clearly is seeing-beyond-seeing.