Planting Zen in Siskiyou Square

This week we are on sesshin, with at least 20-30 people participating. Work practice includes gardening, sewing, putting up shelves and the kitchen door, watering, picking fruit, and of course making delicious meals for everyone. Yesterday the Oregon Tradeswomen were back for their second round of framing in the workshop/barn.

We sit on the engawa in the mid-morning, watching the children in Frog Song summer camp, along with birds, dragonflies, and people coming and going. The cool breeze is welcome, and the zazen is exquisite. In the afternoon and evening we enjoy a relatively cool zendo for sitting. It’s such a delight to sit in this beautiful place.

Please feel free to join us for zazen and services (registration is closed for meals and overnights). Check the schedule for when to join in.

Regular Wednesday work parties resume next week, and are a great way to spend time with sangha doing useful things on the property. There are plenty of tasks for everyone who shows up between 9:30-3pm. If you are around for lunch time (12:30pm), you get lunch for free.