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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
One of the things that has changed recently is that I am no longer the head chiden. There are many jobs at the Zen Center – house jobs, bathroom jobs, kitchen jobs, dish jobs, staff jobs. Chidening falls under the … Continue reading
The month of May came and went, and I passed my two-year mark of living in the Zen Center. When I’m sitting down to dinner with someone I haven’t met before and we’re running through the usual inquiry of how … Continue reading
Richard pointed out this morning that once again, I was cooking amaranth for breakfast. If it weren’t for Richard I’m not sure I would believe that this particular grain has a higher probability of rotation through my Tuesday morning breakfast … Continue reading
“The Simple Past of Be” I was riding on the Muni tonight when I glanced over at the book of the passenger next to me and saw this heading on the page. Before any meaning even registered into consciousness, I … Continue reading
My girlfriends and I have been getting together for potluck brunch every month or two for over seven years now, taking turns hosting at each other’s homes. I haven’t hosted at the Zen Center because I don’t have a private … Continue reading