Mar 22 - 28

Spring, week 1
"I sympathize with anyone who feels that practice is really hard work. It is. But I also feel sad for those who are not yet willing to do this kind of serious work, because they will suffer most....Serious practice is needed if we are to see into the fallacy that is at the bottom of almost all human action, thinking, and emotion." --Joko Beck
Saturday Zen: Sat Mar 24, 10:00 - 11:45am, room 24
Community UU, 468 Rosedale Ave, White Plains, NY.
Practice to be led by Meredith.

Morning Zen. Mon-Fri, 6:00 - 7:15am -- Basement Zendo. See HERE.

Chants for Thu Mar 22 - Wed Mar 28:
  • Longer Precepts Recitation, p. 63
See Boundless Way Zen Sutra Book, 4th ed. and
BoWZ Westchester Chant Schedule

Reading this week: Charlotte Joko Beck, Nothing Special: Chap. 11, "The Eye of the Hurricane," pp. 67-71.

Question. "From the very beginning, there's nothing wrong. There is no separation: it's all one radiant whole" (Joko Beck 77). What does this mean to you?

At Boundless Way Temple, 1030 Pleasant St, Worcester, MA:
  • Sat Apr 14, and Sat May 12, 9:00-17:00. "Buddhism 101." INFO HERE.
Raven Tale: The Way Things Are
Whence a butterfly?
   a crowd?
   a funk?
   a river?

Whence this illusion of single sources?
   of causal chains?

Whence a breeze?
   a committee meeting?
   a joke?
   this question?
Koan Post: Book of Serenity #87: Shushan: Words of Being and Non-being
"To say of what is that it is, and of what is not that it is not." (Aristotle, defining True)

Words of being and non
Need a structure
To wrap themselves around,
To bloom purple, and seed.
The tree of the knowledge of good and evil, say,
Or, what might not be different,
The tree of the delusion of permanent separate essence,
Hosts the pretty parasite,
Supports and feeds its ontological categories.

And if that tree collapses?

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