Here is a dharma talk by Reb Anderson, senior dharma teacher at Green Dragon Temple near Muir Woods, CA. Most of the world knows it as Green Gulch Farm. We have a Warrior’s Path field trip scheduled for that location November 8th-12th.
Shaolin Kung Fu sprang up in the middle of zen practice. The Shaolin Temple today still sees zen as an integral part of the practice. What Reb speaks of regarding zen offers us a practice opportunity to play with these ideas when we do kung fu.
How does this zen teaching inform our practice?
What does it have to do with kung fu?
How does compassion inform a martial art?