May 20 - 26

Spring, week 9
"You must sit as if you were Mt. Fuji, toweing above he surface of the sea. Your sitting cushions are the earth and you are the only one in the entire universe. Sit regally and immovably on your cushion with complete alertness. Sit as if you were a skilled sword-fighter who has locked blades with an opponent and is about to make a final decisive thrust." --Harada Daiun Sogaku
Saturday Zen: Sat May 25, 10:00a - noon
room 24
Community UU
468 Rosedale Ave
White Plains, NY
Practice to be led by Meredith Garmon

Morning Zen. Tue - Fri, 6:00-7:15am, at the Parsonage, Basement Zendo. SEE HERE.

Chants for Mon May 20 - Sun May 26:
  • An Unending Truth, p. 19.
  • Three Marks of Dharma, p. 19.
  • Loving-Kindness Sutra, p. 20.
Opening and Closing for Mon May 20 - Sun Jun 16:
  • Opening: The Three Refuges, p. 3.
  • Closing: Liberation from All Obstructions, p. 26.
See: BoWZ Westchester Sutra Book   ☙   Additional Texts   ☙   Boundless Way Zen Sutra Book, 4th ed.

Reading for Sat May 25
  • Primary Reading: Koun Yamada, Zen: The Authentic Gate, Ch. 16, "The Actual Practice of Zazen," pp. 177-186.
  • Optional Secondary Reading: Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path White Clouds, Ch. 44, "The Elements Will Recombine," p. 285.
For subsequent weeks (through Jun 1): See Schedule for Reading. Starting Jun 8: Pema Chodron, Comfortable with Uncertainty

This Week's Raven Tale: #102, Realization and Equanimity -- HERE

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