Would you like a weekend of sitting practice in our lovely zendo? Or…. have you been wanting to do a sesshin but aren’t sure you are ready? Join us for this weekend retreat beginning on Friday evening May 17 and ending at lunch-time on Sunday May 19. This weekend is designed to support those new to […]
Spring is rapidly approaching… Are you interested in Mountain Cloud’s Garden? There are countless ways to bring your practice to the soil: plan, eat, advise, weed, water, plant, harvest, cook & preserve, deliver to those in need… We need volunteers to make our Mountain Cloud garden bloom! Email Sarah to let her know you want to be involved or […]
In training, in sitting long hours over decades, do we learn more from getting what we want? For example, from experiencing lovely states of calm and clarity, or perhaps even being graced with a heart-stopping glimpse of the infinite, boundless, loving power of shunyata? Or, do we actually learn more from not getting what we […]
I never saw the heart beating in my chest the Love that was the melody to my life The life that I overlooked searching too far searching in the future for the Present I alway miss Here before me Me! This Being that beats in my heart this song that moves my fingers writing a song […]
Many thanks to our dedicated teacher Henry, Sandy and her phenomenal cooking cohort, and the diligent zendo team for a fantastic six day spring sesshin, March 11-17, 2019. And of course much gratitude for the participants!
Do you need a day of silence and practice in a beautiful setting? Join us for an all-day sit on April 14, 2019. The day includes a talk by and interviews with Henry Shukman. We will sit in the zendo and, weather permitting, walk outside on our beautiful land. Cost for the day is $40 […]
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“… Prajnaparamita is the mother of All …” Description: This is the third teisho of the Summer 2018 sesshin. The focus of this talk is the Heart Sutra, which is the essence of the Perfection of Wisdom (Prajnaparamita) teachings. What are the five skandhas, or aggregates? The Buddha said, “The skandha of form is as empty, […]
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“Go beyond mere mindfulness—and deepen your connection to your self, the people in your life, and the world around you.” Join us for an evening with Zen Priest, Ben Connelly author of Inside Vasubandhu’s Yogacara and Inside the Grass Hut Suggested Donation is $15 Dana appreciated Ben will be speaking about his new book, Mindfulness […]
…the practice was never “ours,” and it’s there … that its true saving grace lies. It’s natural and appropriate that when we start to practice, most of us will think of it as “my practice.” It’s something I’m doing, and it’s for me. Many of us will tend to approach it as something we do […]
When the Light Reflects on Itself – The world is created – A Wonderful reflection Of Itself into form – A form-less marriage Of Light and shadows. The Light Never changes True to Itself – Its projections Ever changing, flickering On the still canvass That embraces everything That Lights everything Lost in the dream You walk […]