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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
One day in 1981 I stood on a bluff at Patrick’s Point State Park in Trinidad, California. My back was to the edge of the bluff and a rock-climbing harness and rope firmly attached me to a secure point on … Continue reading
Written without the assistance of any glossary :-). But for the curious, this Zen glossary will explain any words written in green. I’m awake before the alarm, which arrives as a soft knock-knock-knock: a low-volume digital han offered by my Enso … Continue reading
or: “Let us not be submerged by the things of the world” I wrote this poem shortly after moving into the Zen Center, where my personal space became a room measuring about 10′ x 12′. Looking in through the doorway, … Continue reading