This sesshin marks the twentieth anniversary of the founding of ordinary mind zendo and Barry's beginning as a teacher. Here he discusses our eponymous koan. Your ordinary mind, as it is manifests the way. It's not something to seek. It doesn't need purificaiton or transofrmation this means to recognize it for what it is. Joshu's natural inclination in this koan is to make a project of his practice. He wants to direct himself towards something, away from the problems of his life, not seeing that that way of thinking is driving his suffering. What is ordinary mind?