Mountains are Mountains, Again

At every point in the development of Wanderway—from its conception to its development, user-testing, and refinement—we held the following Zen koan close to our heads and hearts. As you experience the course, we hope the same for you: May you lose perspective and familiarity with what you know to be true, and then regain it from a new point of view.

Before I had studied Zen for thirty years,
I saw mountains as mountains,
and waters as waters.
When I arrived at a more intimate knowledge,
I came to the point where I saw that mountains are not mountains,
and waters are not waters.
But now that I know its very substance I am at rest.
For it’s just that I see mountains once again as mountains,
and waters once again as waters. — Qingyuan Weixin, as translated by D T Suzuki