Dear zen friend
1) There is no sesshin in August.
2) Summer Lecture in August on 7th Sunday at 11 am.
We have continued internal study about zen and Buddhism. However, sometimes outside winds feel fresh and stimulating. So Summer Lecture program was created and a few guests were already invited to hear their wisdom.
This year, a neighbor and a famous playwright, Mr. Jean-Claude van Italie accepted our invitation. We are looking forward to hear his rich experiences and wisdom.
There are 3 periods of zazen from 8 am to 11 am.
Lecture starts after 11 am.
Please join us.
Pot luck lunch follows.
Title Balancing Act : Practice and Performance in Daily Living
Playwright Jean-Claude van Italie, Valley Zendo’s neighbor and director of Shantigar Foundation for theatre, meditation, and healing, shares how integrating performance and meditation practices can lead to a more creative and balanced life.
3) I make firewood throughout spring and summer. Firewood heats two times. In summer as bodily sweat, in winter in the stove.
Enjoy the rest of summer.