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Dharma for the year of Hare, 2023

Dear zen friend 1) January Mini Sesshin:   from  01/20  to  01/22  February Mini Sesshin:  from  02/10  to  02/12 2)  Once upon a time Uchiyama Roshi mentioned that Sawaki Roshi did not fully grasp zen until the age of 65. … Continue reading

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Dharma in November 2022

Dear zen friend  1)  December Mini sesshin:   12/09,  10,  11.       Year end Mini sesshin:  12/29, 30, 31.         January Mini sesshin:   01/13, 14, 15.   2)  At Zenshuji Temple in Los Angeles Jukaie (Receiving precepts) … Continue reading

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Dharma in October 2022

Dear zen friend 1)  November mini Sesshin:    11/04, 05, and 06.   Valley Zendo is closed on 13th Sunday and 20th Sunday in November.    December mini Sesshin:  12/ 09,  10,  and 11.   December Year End mini Sesshin: … Continue reading

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Dharma in September 2022

Dear zen friend  1)  October Mini Sesshin.  7th, 8th, and 9th.   Sitting period:   from 8 am to 5 pm.  November Mini Sesshin.  4th, 5th, and 6th.  Valley Zendo is closed to public on 13th and 20th in November.  … Continue reading

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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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