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Monthly Archives: December 2010
Perhaps in a few more lifetimes I’ll reach the point where I can cook breakfast and stir the pot in front of me without also stirring the pot of ideas in my head. Some people say that practice and enlightenment … Continue reading
This just in from Rob Brezsny: AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority,” said author A.A. Milne. “The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. … Continue reading
My current obsession is grapefruit. Its tart, juicy goodness calls my name, morning and night. My habit is to peel the grapefruit like an orange, and eat it section by section. One evening I started in on half a fruit … Continue reading
Long time Zen Center resident Jerome Peterson died at the age of 82 on December 12th. He was one of the first American Zen students in San Francisco; in 1962 he showed up at the original Sokoji temple where Suzuki … Continue reading
Users of the small kitchen at the San Francisco Zen Center may recognize this story, which made its debut on the refrigerator there. I had been assigned to clean the small kitchen refrigerator as a house job, and the story … Continue reading