Planting Zen in Siskiyou Square

66flowers+sodoThis week we are on Sesshin, silent retreat. While some work practice happens every day, what we are planting primarily is bodies on cushions, benches and chairs. We allow our Zen practice to infuse the land, while at the same time we allow the land’s energy to infuse us – changeable light during the long days, birds’ motion and song, clouds, rain, sun, flowers and green growing things.

Gyokuko does Dharma Talks in the evenings on this year’s ancestor, Kapimala. You are welcome to join us for early morning or evening sitting. See the schedule here.

We resume weekly work parties next Wednesday on the property from about 9:30am to about 3:30pm. Come in the gate at NE 85th and Siskiyou and look for people out toward the Sodo. We break for mid-day zazen from 11:30am to 12:30pm at Uji on the property, and lunch at 12:30pm at the 85th house (3155 NE 85th, a block from the main gate).