Updated: Oct 28
A koan is part of Zen practice meant to challenge logical thinking and encourage you to transcend the ordinary linear thought process. It could be a statement, a short phrase, a questions, or a story which causes you to seek a deeper understanding about the nature of reality.
It's often said that to attain enlightenment, you must see your mind. This is a koan, but what does it mean? What is your mind? How can you see it?
If you're interested finding out more about this and other koans, check out the September Dharma Talk: