Events Material

June 20th Zenkai – Teisho:
Case 2: The second ancestor, the venerable Ananda.


The second ancestor, Venerable Ananda, asked the Venerable Kashyapa, “Did the World-Honoured One transmit to you anything else besides the brocade robe?” Kashyapa called him, “Ananda!” Ananda said. “Yes!” Kashyapa said, “Knock down the flagpole in front of the gate.” Ananda came to a great enlightenment.


The wisteria withers, the tree falls down, the mountain collapses;
The water roaring in the valley – fire sparkling from the whirling stones.