Author Archives: rtdgba

Dharma in August 2022

Dear zen friend 1)  It is planned to hold mini sesshin   on 9th, 10th, and 11th in September. Participants sit from 8 am to 5 pm.  The session is held for 3 days.  Easy schedule is good to start … Continue reading

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Dharma in July 2022

Dear friend 1)  In the middle of July two weeks ago, it was hot and humid.  Basement was the only place to feel relieved.  It is cool in the mornings in the end of July.  Summer is about to go.  … Continue reading

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Dharma in July 2022

Dear zen friend 1)  There was a nest of a couple of phoebes a foot above my head in the woodshed.   It was sunny with breezing air on 14th of June.  When I entered the woodshed at around 1 … Continue reading

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Dharma in May 2022

Dear zen friend 1) We have been under perfect weather.  Flowers have decorated gardens.  New phoebes are about to born.  A deer and a fawn were walking along the road.  I attended a memorial service on Sunday.  Memory of corona … Continue reading

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Dharma in April 2022

Dear Zen friend 1)   The bridge of flowers is open. People are enjoying magnolia in breezing air. They forget they were saying wearing masks are permanent etiquette two months ago.  New life is coming out.  Daffodils are in full … Continue reading

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Dharma in March 2022

Dear Zen friend 1)  Birds are singing in the morning.  Deer are walking around the zendo. Daffodils are budding out.  Crocuses are blooming.  Spring is springing day by day.  I did not worry about firewood during this winter.  Abundant firewood … Continue reading

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Dharma in February 2022

Dear zen friend While being sick during winter, I learned something new about sickness. The followings are ideas to share.  1)  On YouTube a prominent doctor said too strong immunity becomes cause of sickness like allergies. I did not experience … Continue reading

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Dharma in the year of Tiger 2022

Dear Zen Friend On 12/13/21,  Monday, constant coughing suddenly began.  I conversed with a friend on Sunday without any bad omen. I fell to hell from heaven within twenty four hours.  I had a feeling that lung cells were moving … Continue reading

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Dharma in November 2021

Dear Zen Friend1)  Zendo is surrounded with half an inch snow.  Winter is here.  Anything happens in snow.  A truck crashed into woods just before my eyes during last season.  We should be cautious at every movement in winter.  2) … Continue reading

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Dharma in October 2021

Dear zen friend1)  On one sunny day I hiked a nearby mountain 1200 feet high with a friend. Zendo is located about 800 feet high.  We took the shortest and steepest route (unknowingly) to the summit. Slow and steady climb lift our … Continue reading

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