Author Archives: rtdgba

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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Dharma in September 2021

Dear zen friend 1)  We have had the longest rainy summer this year as long as I remember.Rain, shower, hail, thunder storm happened any time, any day. Outdoor works were often disrupted. Weeds outgrew mowing.  Rainy weather is predicted as of today. It … Continue reading

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Dharma in August 2021

Dear zen friend1). Summer is almost over.  We had a long rainy season, weeds and flowers grew quickly.  Under the corona epidemic I have been busy for weeding.  It was fun to have a butterfly and a humming bird.  2) … Continue reading

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Dharma in July 2021

Dear zen friend1)  My car was at a body shop for 2 weeks. On day one I was at a bus stop. “How much is bus fare?” “No, do not pay.”  “Because is today Tuesday?” “No,  bus fare has been … Continue reading

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Dharma in June 2021

Dear zen friend1)    July sesshin:    from  07/17  to  07/18  The re-opening is slow.   Also it is very hot in July.    If joined us for two days, please enjoy quiet environment.    2)  One day after weeding, my hands … Continue reading

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