Jun 14 - 20

Spring, week 13
"The place of resting -- the arms of God, if you will -- is simply here and now: seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, tasting our life as it is." --Joko Beck
Saturday Zen: Sat Jun 16, 10:00 - 11:45am, room 24
Community UU, 468 Rosedale Ave, White Plains, NY.
Practice to be led Meredith Garmon

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 14 - Wed Jun 20:
  • Song of the Jeweled-Mirror Samadhi, p. 25
  • The Way of Tenderness, p. 66
Opening and Closing for Jun 14 - Jul 11:
  • Opening: Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo, p. 7
  • Closing: A Blessing for the Journey, p. 81
See Boundless Way Zen Sutra Book, 4th ed. and
BoWZ Westchester Chant Schedule

Reading this week:
Primary Reading: Charlotte Joko Beck, Nothing Special, Ch. 23: "Coming to Our Senses," pp. 158-167.
Optional Secondary Reading: Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path White Clouds, Ch. 4: "The Wounded Swan," pp. 27-34.

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
the thing:
     Not rejecting the master's delusions.
     Not sharing them.
     Along for the ride.

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