May 17 - 23

Spring, week 9
"Everything in our life that disappoints us is a kind friend." --Joko Beck
Saturday Zen: Sat May 19, 10:00 - 11:45am, room 24
Community UU, 468 Rosedale Ave, White Plains, NY.
Practice to be led Meredith Garmon

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

For Thu May 17 - Wed May 23:
  • Loving-Kindness Sutra, p. 27
  • Guidepost for Silent Illumination, p. 38
  • The Many and The One, p. 60
  • Mind Like the Moon, p. 60
Opening and Closing for May 17 - Jun 13:
  • Opening: The Five Remembrances, p. 6
  • 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: Charlotte Joko Beck, Nothing Special, Chap 19: "The Icy Couch," pp. 122-131.

Raven Tale: Suffering
I saw a young larch shudder
and looked around to see
if there were some cause
as would bring it fear or hurt.
Seeing none, I said:
"It's some fluke of wind,"
As if suffering were not also a current of air.
I turned then back to the trail,
Each footfall on the dirt
Alike the last,

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