We had a wonderful Rohatsu sesshin earlier this month with over thirty participants embracing deep silence. Thank you to all particpants, much gratitude to the zendo team and a very deep gassho to our teacher Henry Shukman.
Happiness and sorrow, hope and despondency, joy and misery, satisfaction and frustration – the original face is at ease with all of them. Below are some excerpts from our latest Newsletter, December, 2014, featuring Henry Shukman’s dharma teaching. Please signup for our newsletter by scrolling to the bottom of this page (see the box Subscribe below) OR scroll to […]
Dogen talked about “continuous practice,” but by this he didn’t mean “learning to practice all the time.” He meant that practice itself is happening continuously and universally. The whole universe, all existence, is practice. Below are some excerpts from our latest Newsletter, November 29, 2014, featuring Henry Shukman’s dharma teaching. Please signup for our newsletter by scrolling to […]
We had a delightful 4th Anniversary Party on November 14 at the Ellsworth Gallery in Santa Fe. A lovely space, delicious food and charming company created an evening of splendid dharma festivity. Special thanks to Kathryn and Katie for the great food and to Barry Ellsworth for sharing his luminous gallery space. Images […]
The very Mahayana, the very reality, is just this waking up, drinking a cup of tea, driving the kids to school, going to work … “Gloria dei homo vivens” … the glory of God is the living human being. Below are some excerpts from our latest Newsletter, November 20, 2014, featuring Henry Shukman’s dharma teaching. Please signup for […]
As Dogen said: “I went to China. Body and mind fell away. I found the Dharma. I went with empty hands, and I returned with empty hands.” Below are some excerpts from our latest Newsletter, November 13, 2014, featuring Henry Shukman’s dharma teaching. Please signup for our newsletter by scrolling to the bottom of this page (see […]
All the teachings that have come down to us arise from this single fact, of emptiness…The fact, the reality, is single because it includes and encompasses all phenomena, all experience. In fact we might say the only experience it doesn’t include is itself. Our regular weekly newsletters and the entire archive will be available on […]
Our Rohatsu Sesshin begins on Tuesday, December 2 at 6:00 pm and goes until lunch on Sunday December 7. For full details click here.
…there seem to be two sides to Zen. One is the diligent practice. We alone are responsible for showing up time and again…Then there’s the other side… the “matter of extraordinary wonder,” the reality we are all part of, the great fact, the great vehicle, the one body, the “vast and void,” as Bodhidharma called […]
Dear Friends, We had a short, sweet and strong sesshin recently at the center, and are now moving into Fall in earnest. It’s been cold and wet and rather British in Santa Fe lately. Puddles and mud. Very nice, and the aspens shining up on the mountains. This month we won’t have a zazenkai on […]