"When we can stay with the pain as a pure physical sensation, at some point it will dissolve, and then we move into the truth, which is that everything is perfect in being as it is. Everyone is doing the best that he or she can. But we have to move from experience,which is often painful, into truth and not plaster thoughts over our experience." --Joko BeckSaturday Zen: Sat Jun 30, 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 Jun 28 - Wed Jul 4:
- Heart of True Entrusting, p. 28
- Opening: Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo, p. 7
- Closing: A Blessing for the Journey, p. 81
BoWZ Westchester Chant Schedule
Reading this week:
Primary Reading: Charlotte Joko Beck, Nothing Special, Ch. 25: "False Generalizations," pp. 173-180.
Optional Secondary Reading: Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path White Clouds, Ch. 5: "A Bowl of Mile," pp. 35-40.
Raven Tale: Delineation
From the many beings' doings and sufferings,
From the universe's physics and chemistry,
We scavenge like ravens.
Curious, this noticing, noticing,
Drawing the true lines --
Drawing them with an eraser.