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A Work of HeArt

  I would like my work to be the poetry of silence.   Each work, whatever form it takes, is a ‘trace’ of a journey within,  of an inner alchemy, a quest for identity,  a drawing, a calligraphy,  that reveals who we are at that particular moment,  like a mark on the canvas called life.  […]

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Rohatsu 2018: December 2-9, Registration Open

Join us for our 7-day Rohatsu Sesshin from Sunday December 2 through Sunday December 9, 2018. This annual deep winter event is an incomparable opportunity to deepen our practice, and to sink into the boundless reality of the Dharma as we commemorate Shakyamuni’s awakening. Join us for this powerful week of practice. We will follow our usual timetable, […]

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Henry

Message from Henry: Meet Each Moment

As one master said: When I sit, I sit; when I walk, I walk. There is no day that is properly exempt from practice. Practice is not a special segregated activity, but rather a way of meeting each moment more fully, directly and responsively. Therefore it isn’t ever something to postpone. Whatever is arising is […]

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Message from Henry: Creative Principle

Infinite creative energy has infinite parts at its disposal. It creates things with them, they endure then come apart like sandcastles. An order – a thing – is created, then allowed to disperse again. So marvelous, so free. We too are among the many things it makes, as are all the trillion parts of us. […]

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Insight Dialogue, Five Monday Evenings with Nicola Redfern

Insight Dialogue with Nicola Redfern Monday Evenings October 29-November 26, 6:30-8:30pm Mountain Cloud Zen Center No fee, donations gratefully accepted Join Nicola Redfern for a five week introductory series to Insight Dialogue, an interpersonal meditation practice that brings together meditative awareness, the wisdom teachings of the Buddha, and the power of relationship. During these five […]

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Henry

Message from Henry: Purpose in Practice

…where we taste and sense – beneath the troubles of life – a great well-being… One fairly recent message about the purpose or utility of practice may have come across as baffling. Obviously, few people are going to take up a practice without a reason. And yet, here is a dialogue from the Zen records: […]

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