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I was expecting to write about sesshin, a five-day meditation retreat that happened some weeks ago here at City Center. But I had trouble achieving a useful meta-position from which to write about it, because this sesshin was personally rather … Continue reading
The Ino asked if I could cover this morning’s fukudo position, and my response was “of course.” I had recently trained on the position when I stopped being head chiden for awhile so the role was still fresh in my … Continue reading
It was Thursday night when we found Dave’s body. I say “we,” although to be precise it was not me but some other specific people, and those people will have had a very particular experience of the events from that … Continue reading
I chuckled as I sat down on the zafu, because the invitation to sit dokusan with my teacher came at the last minute as it sometimes does, and I had no idea what I wanted to ask him. I decided … Continue reading
Sometimes the universe screws around with you a bit. I am back to being head chiden at the temple again. In the same weekend I was invited to again be head chiden, my boss’ half-time scheduling support (at my day … Continue reading
Saturday was our monthly one-day sitting, required for all residents. Actually it was a triple whammy Zen day: a one-day sitting, the middle day of a three-day sesshin (meditation retreat), and the end of the spring practice period. But I … Continue reading