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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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Dharma in May 2021

Dear zen friend 1)  June Sesshin :  from  06/19  to  06 /20  for 2 days.  Sitting starts at 4:10 am, ends at 9:00 pm on Saturday.  Sitting starts at 4:10 am, ends at 5:00 pm on Sunday.  Many things have … Continue reading

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Dharma in April 2021

Dear zen friend 1)  The first notes about Daffodil 200 were sent on 21st of March. I wrote that they would fully bloom soon. My expectation was wrong. Today 95% of daffodil finally have bloomed.  They are in full bloom … Continue reading

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Dharma in March 2021

Dear zen friend1)  It is spring. A week ago daffodils started coming out. I thought they would have bloomed last Sunday. I was wrong.Not a single flower appears yet. Temperature will go down below zero for the latter half of this week. They may bloom … Continue reading

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Dharma in February 2021

Dear zen friend 1)A foot deep snow remains around valley zendo. It is snow white as far as eyes can see. Maple sugaring begins. Daytime becomes longer and brighter. Spring has come. In a few weeks daffodil and more flowers will bloom.  2)   Since … Continue reading

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Dharma in January 2021

Dear Zen friendIt was -6 degree Fahrenheit this morning, coldest this winter.The stove needed 2 times more firewood to heat zendo.One foot snow has stayed for 2 weeks.Yet, mild weather is expected to be back after Monday.The bottom is over, … Continue reading

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Dharma in October 2020

Dear zen friend1) Sesshin is not scheduled in November.  2)  Corona pandemic has been a dominant issue this year.We are told to stay home and socially be distant from people.At a burial site today, everyone wore a mask in blowing … Continue reading

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Dharma in September 2020

Dear zen friend1)   No sesshin is scheduled in October. Reopening is near.A few months ago, people expressed fear under a mask.Now the fear has been fading.Be patient (one of the deepest values of Mahayana Buddhism). 2)  During the Labor Day … Continue reading

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