"Attention or awareness is the secret of life, and the heart of practice." --Joko BeckSaturday Zen: Sat Jun 23, 10:00 - 11:45am, room 24
Community UU, 468 Rosedale Ave, White Plains, NY.
Practice to be led Terry Truta.
Morning Zen is cancelled on Tue Jun 19 through Mon Jun 25. Morning Zen is expected to resume on Tue Jun 26 . Mon-Fri, 6:00 - 7:15am -- Basement Zendo. See HERE.
For Thu Jun 21 - Wed Jun 27:
- Shorter Precepts Recitation, p. 62
- The Four Commitments, p. 65
- Fourfold Commitment to Racial and Social Justice, p. 66
- Opening: Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo, p. 7
- Closing: A Blessing for the Journey, p. 81
BoWZ Westchester Chant Schedule
Reading this week:
Charlotte Joko Beck, Nothing Special, Ch. 24: "Attention Means Attention," pp. 168-172.
Raven Tale: Right Thinking
Read your thoughts the way you read a novel.
When Aragonese and Castillano
First turned the pages of Europe's first novel,
How did they understand what it was,
What these words were up to?
An epic, only not in verse.
A romance, only longer, and cohesive.
Like a history, then, only intimate.
And not historical.
How did they make sense of it?
Cervantes gave them Sancho Panza,
Illiterate, to show them how to read
Not rejecting the master's delusions.
Not sharing them.
Along for the ride.