Feb 1 - 7

Winter, week 7
"When truly experienced, anger is very quiet. It has a certain dignity. There's no display, no acting out. It's just being with that fundamental contraction that I have called the baseboard. When we truly stay with anger, then the personal and self-centered thoughts separate out and we're left with pure energy, which can be used in a compassionate way." --Joko Beck
Saturday Zen. Our next Zen service is Sat Feb 3, 10:00 - 11:45am, room 24
Community UU, 468 Rosedale Ave, White Plains, NY.
Practice to be led by Meredith.

Chants for Thu Feb 1 - Wed Feb 7:
  • Song of the Grass-Roof Hermitage, p. 16
  • Heart Sutra, p. 14
See Boundless Way Zen Sutra Book, 4th ed. and
BoWZ Westchester Chant Schedule

Reading this week: Charlotte Joko Beck, Nothing Special: Chap. 5, "The Baseboard," pp. 31-38.

Questions. What's your baseboard?

At Boundless Way Temple, 1030 Pleasant St, Worcester, MA:
  • Thu Mar 15, 19:00 - Sun Mar 18, 12:00. Spring Sesshin. 
Meredith's Latest Koan Post: Gateless Gate #2: Baizhang and the Fox (extended). CLICK HERE
Hotetsu's Retelling. Long ago, in a pool hall, two novice monastics, having slipped away from Henhouse Monastery for an evening of what at the time seemed to be freedom, were playing eight-ball. Clack! went the cue against the solid five -- such a whole and lovely sound, and the pretty colored sphere rolled so beautifully toward the pocket. "Cause and effect, right there," said one monk....READ MORE

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