Rev Ito’s Teisho. Born, get older, sickness and death. We were able to present him with Bonsho as well.
Are you aware of “now”?
Kugyo san talked about being aware of now during zazen meditation @ Hakone Zendo.
It’s Not the End of the World
Kugyo talked about “The Four Noble Truths” and how she sees recent events in her life…
一行三昧 (Ichigyo Zanmai)
Rev Ito talked about Ichigyo Zanmai.
Focus on what you are doing. You will be aware of the present.
Do you know lotus position for zazen?
Lotus Position in Japanese is 結跏趺坐 (kekka fuza). Rev Ito talked about getting ready for zazen. Also 吉祥坐(kisso za) is the best way to sit for zazen.
Rev Ito’s teisho about finding yourself
Kugyo san cited poem by Sally Voris.
We also hosted annual year end tea serving right after zazen meditation.