Thursday, May 05, 2011

The Nature of Zen at Tassajara: April 2011

“Climb Mount Fuji,
O snail,
but slowly, slowly.”
~Kobayashi Issa

There is nothing quite like spring at Tassajara… emergent green, wildflowers, cold creek crossing, the beginning of Guest Season, fresh trails, good food, the lingering wildness of winter.

For more than 30 years I have been making my annual “pilgrimage” over to Tassajara. Each year my relationship to the place and these mountains deepens. I am honored to lead with Abbot Myogen Steve Stücky and to have so many people join us this year.

Here are some links of interest and ones mentioned in conversations:
Retreat at Vallecitos Mountain Ranch

Some of you asked about the online meditation site we have been experimenting with... Click on the link and take a look around. There is a meditation timer, virtual candle site, lectures, instructions, a group that sits daily together at 7:00am, and more: iThou Meditation House


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