File Name: 71-06-20
verbatim transcript, from audio, audio exists, only 2. Q & A after lecture. Footnotes restored 2/14/2021.
This sesshin-- we call it “sewing sesshin”-- sesshin and, actually, rakusu sewing-- okesa-sewing sesshin. Our okesa is not just-- just symbol of our teaching, but it is actually dharma itself. But unless you have proper understanding of it, the rakusu is something which you wear as a symbol of Buddhist. But that is not proper understanding.
The proper understanding of our zazen or rakusu is same, not different. Proper understanding of zazen is, at the same time, proper understanding of rakusu. So ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).