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Dharma in July, 2017

Dear Zen Friend 1)  No Sesshin in August      September sesshin :   from 09/08 to 09/12 2)  on August 13th Sunday, Summer Lecture will take place at 11 am.      This year’s guest speaker is Mr. Pike Messenger.   … Continue reading

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Dharma in June 2017

Dear Zen friend 1)  July sesshin :   from 07/07 to 07/11. 2)  There is no sesshin in August. There will be Summer Lecture instead on Aug. 13th Sunday  11 am. This year we invited Mr. Pike Messenger to share his … Continue reading

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Dharma in April, 2017

Dear Zen friend                                           1)  May sesshin   from 05/12 to 05/16 2)  This year almost all firewood for next winter have been obtained in April. This is the fastest job I have ever done. I had two big trees, which … Continue reading

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Dharma in March 2017, Spring Thaw 3

Dear Zen friend 1) April Sesshin    from 04/07 to 04/11 2) Spring Cleaning:  April; 29th (Sat.)   from 10 am to 3 pm.     Activities:  Zafu and Zabuton beating, Stove pipe cleaning, Firewood stacking, Inside and outside house cleaning.     If … Continue reading

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Dharma in February 2017 Spring Thaw 2

Dear Zen Friend 1)  March sesshin:      from 03/10 to 03/14. 2) It snowed 2 feet deep for two days in February. It had been wanted for long. The snow was extremely light, sweet, and beautiful. I shoveled it 2 times … Continue reading

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Dharma in January 2017, Spring Thaw (1)

Dear Zen Friend 1)  February sesshin:    from 02/10 to 02/14. 2)  In early spring, snow melts and maple sap runs. The sap tastes sweet. Spring brings heaven to earth year after year. All the snow melt quickly. Rivers are flooded … Continue reading

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Dharma in the Year of Bird, 2017

Dear zen friend 1)  January sesshin:     from 01/20  to 01/24 for five days. 2)  There will be a tour planned by Sotoshu for Baika festival from 05/21 to 05/24 in 2017.       It is scheduled to gather at Kyoto on … Continue reading

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