Kugyo san’s talk from zazen on 4/23.
What is good?
What is harmful?
Determination of the answer
Is not always easy or clear.
We do the best we can
Learning, forgiving, accepting, and
Moving on to our next conundrum.
Believing that in the whole view
Of what is unseen and unknown
We have done the best we could.
Rev Ito joined zazen. He talked about how to find positive through negative teachings.
Kugyo san shared Ryokan’s quote: “How can we ever lose interest in life? Spring has come again and cherry trees bloom in the mountains.”
Rinzai Hakone Zendo in Saratoga California presents: Introduction to zazen meditation.
Location: Campbell Library
Come and learn and experience zazen meditation.
- What is Zen?
- Who meditates?
- Why meditate?
- How does one meditate?
This hour long presentation offers a preliminary overview to the experience of zazensitting meditation as practiced at Rinzai Hakone Zendo. There will also be a brief practice time of doing zazen with Q&A to follow.
RSVP. Limited seating. Reserve your seat today here
Today, when listening to this talk while sitting at home in Singapore, I had the thought to send you all the attached painting which, as Ram Dass might agree, is good for all of us. May we all feed each other’s hearts.
Our zendo will open again on 6/28
Here is our zendo’s schedule for May. Always starts at 8:00am. If you are new students, come around 7:45am so that we can guide you.
5/10/2015 : Open
5/17/2015 : Closed
5/24/2015 : Open
5/31/2015 : Open