Istock Photo.
Istock Photo.

 “After a heavy, clinging snow,
snow falling from pine trees,
I like to watch,” said the Zen Master,
“a large rib of snow
falling from a high branch,
then how it bounces off, cascades
through lower branches,
sometimes to fall sudden, sometimes slow,
like the two types of Zen:
the flash card koan,
the settling down of zazen:

Dharma to your inbox

Sign up for Tricycle’s newsletters

Thank you for subscribing to Tricycle! As a nonprofit, to keep Buddhist teachings and practices widely available.

Liberate this article!

You’ve read all three of your free articles for the month. Subscribe now for immediate access to the magazine plus films, video dharma talks, e-books, and more.

Subscribe Now

Already a subscriber? Log in.