Month: June 2016

Water is often used as a metaphor for Dharma. The choice to immerse ourselves completely or have a sip now and then is a personal one. How do we choose? How do we honor our own choice and the different choices others make? This talk was given on Sunday, June 26.

This last Sunday, in addition to our regular Sunday program, several people marched in the annual Pride Parade downtown. It was scheduled to step off at 11am, but because we were so far back in line, we didn’t actually start moving until 1:20pm, so people were able to come join us who had participated in… Read more »

We are in the process of discerning matters great and small throughout our lives. As Buddhists, how do we approach the “big” decisions about the shape and form our lives will take? Is there a difference between “deciding” and “discerning”? And what constitutes “success”? Thomas Bruner shares his process of discerning whether to ordain as… Read more »

Frog Song Montessori Preschool is now enrolling for fall classes. They are hosting an open house this Friday, June 10, from 5-7pm. Frog Song is open to 3- to 5 year-olds and is accepting applications for fall enrollment and summer camp. Please drop by to learn about our program! The classroom is located in Uji… Read more »

We are having a quiet week, as one of three summer vacation schedule weeks during the summer. No morning program this week. This last Sunday, we had our annual Dharma School skits. For the first time ever, the parent groups also presented a skit. Wednesday work parties have resumed, and are a great way to… Read more »

We are reaping the results of past planting, as well as planting new things this year. This time of year everything turns green, sprouts, sends out new growth, and otherwise just looks beautiful. We are eating lettuce, peas, and some berries from the garden, and enjoying the many flowers all around us. Walking outside is… Read more »

The last week of July (July 26-30), we will do our annual Genzo-e retreat. Begin thinking now whether this would be possible for you to do. Doing the whole retreat and staying overnight makes it possible to take on a service position. Both of these intensify your retreat experience. Talk with the shuso about these… Read more »

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 31 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the… Read more »

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