I am going through a term student program at my sangha and our first retreat was a week ago. Those of us attending had to prepare a presentation about ourselves. In preparation for this presentation we were to write three outlines: A historical outline, A karmic outline, and a spiritual outline. The exercise was interesting. […]Read More I am a seeker
My dear friend lost her zen teacher last week, suddenly of a heart attack. Not only is this a great loss for her (which in and of itself makes my heart break for her) this is a great loss to my sangha. He was the co-abbot of Dharma Rain Zen Center, which is the “mother […]Read More My favorite moment from yesterday
When I was a teenager I worked at Baskin and Robbins. Like any minimum wage job, it was thankless, despite being surrounded by all of the ice cream I could ever want to eat. One night as we getting ready to close a woman came into the shop. She was pregnant and she wanted an ice cream sundae. We were […]Read More Tell me everything you know about ice cream
I don’t know about you but the news from the past week and a half has really gotten to me. The day Robin Williams committed suicide seems to have started a downward spiral of terrible news all over the world. I am disturbed by all of it. I am especially saddened by the death of […]Read More You can stand under my umbrella
As you set out on the way to Ithaca hope that the road is a long one, filled with adventures, filled with understanding. -C.P. Cavafy. Ithaca.Read More It’s about the journey.