Apr 26 - May 2

Spring, week 6
"We have all sorts of illusions: that my life is separate from everything else; that it's more important than some other things. I have all sorts of ideas that interfere with a genuine life." --Joko Beck
Saturday Zen: Sat Apr 21, 10:00 - 11:45am, room 24
Community UU, 468 Rosedale Ave, White Plains, NY.
Practice to be led by Graham Hubbel

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

For Thu Apr 26 - Wed May 2:
  • Genjokoan 1, 2, 3, p. 41
Opening and Closing for April:
  • Opening: Gatha of Atonement, p. 5
  • Closing: Spring Everywhere, p. 75 + Wake All the Beings, p. 11
Opening and Closing for May:
  • Opening: Do Your Best, p. 20
  • Closing: Liberation from All Obstruction, p. 75 + Four Bodhisattva Vows, p. 11
See Boundless Way Zen Sutra Book, 4th ed. and
BoWZ Westchester Chant Schedule

Reading this week: In lieu of a reading this week, please listen to this recording of a talk by Charlotte Joko Beck: HERE

At Boundless Way Temple, 1030 Pleasant St, Worcester, MA:
  • Sat May 12, 9:00-17:00. "Buddhism 101." INFO HERE.
Raven Tale: Dreams
"Look what we found in the park, in the dark. We will take him home. We will call him Clark. He will live at our house. He will grow and grow. Will our mother like this? We don't know." (Dr. Seuss, "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish")

One breath, two breath, angry breath, sad breath.
Old Bodhidharma came from the west.
Why-ever he came, he came.
Whatever its meaning, he came.
Now here we are, we
Who face the wall in Bodhidharma's cave, we
Wall-sitters, wall-sitting.
It seems to make a difference; it
Seems to make no difference at all -- a
"Something, nothing," like Iago's purse.
We took it home.
It grew.
Still no word on Mother's approval.

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