Life and Death

 
 

Head Teacher Ejo McMullen
Sun  May 19  10AM

"In birth there is nothing but birth and in death there is nothing but death. Accordingly, when birth comes, face and actualize birth, and when death comes, face and actualize death. Do not avoid them or desire them."

These words come from Dogen-zenji's teaching called "Life and Death"  They are his deep encouragement to encounter directly the great mystery of our coming and going.  What gateway lies in facing life?  What gateway lies in facing death?