Apr 20 - 26

Spring, week 5

Join the BoWZ-Westchester Sangha via Zoom at 10:00 Eastern every Saturday morning:


This Week's Chants -- Mon Apr 20 - Sun Apr 26. From our Sutra Book HERE
  • Opening: Invocation of Kanzeon, p. 3
  • Genjokoan 1, p. 12
  • Closing: Spring Everywhere, p. 26; Save All the Beings, p. 30
Chant at home along with Meredith & LoraKim -- Main Sutra of the Week, "Genjokoan 1":

Closing: "Spring Everywhere" and "Save All the Beings":

This Week's Reading for Sat Apr 25
  • Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, "Believing in Nothing." Reading Schedule HERE.
This Week's Raven Tale
  • #119, Vast Indeed HERE. Raven Index HERE.
This Week's Koan
  • Blue Cliff Record #92, Book of Serenity #1, The World Honored One Takes His Seat, HERE. Koan Index HERE.
This Week's Practice: Body Scan

Here's Meredith's 10-minute guided body scan. We are, each of us, the entire universe manifested in the form of this particular skin and everything within that skin. It is the spiritual project to be in touch with who we are, starting with this body. As Shitou says in "Song of the Grass-Roof Hermitage": "If you want to know the undying person in the hut, don't separate from this skin-bag here and know." And if we are to know ourselves, know our bodies, befriend our bodies, does it not behoove us to know its names? Hence, this body scan is also a brief review of human anatomy.

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