Planting Zen in Siskiyou Square

p1005-japanesegardenwork-900signpoundingWednesday under October skies, the work party accomplished several tasks. Here, Joel dumps a load of dirt on the Japanese Garden, which Gemmon is sculpting. Shin’yu checks it out as she walks to the Sodo.

Last Friday the new sign (sculpted by Hakugyo) went up. Fujaku, Ikuo, and Joel worked hard, and the final result is beautiful. The final photo shows our trash and recycling bins and also “Slow-Bro,” who advises drivers that there are small children present, and requests that they please slow down. The speed limit is 10 mph, especially when the pre-school is in session.
We continue to work on finishing details inside and outside the Sodo, as well as on landscaping and gardening tasks. Regular Wednesday work parties 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 9:30am-3pm. We also have a mid-day sit from 11:30am to 12:30pm. If you are around for lunch time (12:30pm), you get lunch for free.