Ann’s talk about Everyday Life is the Path from Koan.
Rev Ito’s Teisho. Born, get older, sickness and death. We were able to present him with Bonsho as well.
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.”
Ann talked about zazen posture.
“Zen’s practice special condition involves sitting in zazen, becoming frustrated by it, discovering the source of one’s own resistances to it, also discover the ways to draw on one’s inner resources against being distracted”
Zen and the Brain: Toward an Understanding of Meditation and Consciousness 14 James H. Austin June 4, 1999
When you treat people
speak to them with kind, tender words with calm expression.
This is the truthful way to treat people.
Rev Ito talked about Ichigyo Zanmai.
Focus on what you are doing. You will be aware of the present.