Jun 21 - 27

Summer, week 1
"Attention or awareness is the secret of life, and the heart of practice." --Joko Beck
Saturday Zen: Sat Jun 23, 10:00 - 11:45am, room 24
Community UU, 468 Rosedale Ave, White Plains, NY.
Practice to be led Terry Truta.

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 21 - Wed Jun 27:
  • Shorter Precepts Recitation, p. 62
  • The Four Commitments, p. 65
  • Fourfold Commitment to Racial and Social Justice, 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:
Charlotte Joko Beck, Nothing Special, Ch. 24: "Attention Means Attention," pp. 168-172.

Raven Tale: Patience
Displayed everywhere.
A frozen pond, a car horn.
Buzzing flies, mountains in the distance.
The grass's breakneck absorption of soil nutrients,
Its headlong photosynthesizing.
A customer's raised volume and pitch to a clerk
Saying "slow" and "unacceptable."
The universe's patience
Is displayed everywhere.

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