Ann’s talk about Mr Rogers ‘s famous saying,”I like you just the way you are…”
Category: zazen talk
Before Plum Blossoms…
The cold frost of discipline
Before we can smell the sweetness of plum blossoms
Ann’s talk on plum blossoms.
Ann’s talk about taking a moment to realize whats around you.
How to practice zazen
As we had many new students participated today, Ann talked about how to practice zazen.
Also she shared this chant.
Loving Kindness Chant
May I be filled with loving kindness
May I be whole
May I be free from anxiety and fear
May I be at peace
Also this picture of Kiku(Chrysanthemum) flower blooming which Rev Ito planted next to our zendo.
“Each of you is perfect the way you are … and you can use a little improvement.” Shunryū Suzuki
Ann talked about Suzuki Roshi‘s quote ““Each of you is perfect the way you are … and you can use a little improvement.”
Ann talked about 得牛（tokugyu) from Ten Bulls. Making a friend with bull…’
Ann talked about 見牛(kengyu) from Ten Bulls.
Here is the poem.
I hear the song of the nigtingale.
The sun is warm, the wind is mild,
willows are green along the shore-
Here no bull can hide!
What artist can draw that massive head,
those majestic horns?