Monthly Archives: May 2016

Solid Sitting Samadhi Sesshin

  Good morning!   After a long period with a lot of rain, we have a beautiful Sunday with calm surroundings and clear sky and comfortable sesshin. Sesshin means embracing the heart and mind and touching them. Have you noticed … Continue reading

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Practice and Perfection of Pure-land and Paradise

  Good morning!   Have you been enjoying the spring season? Spring is the season for all to spring up – animals and plants. Yesterday I trimmed the hibiscus trees, which had self-seeded and spread from the hedge, or rather … Continue reading

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Nature Nurture

  Good morning!   We have a beautiful spring Sunday morning with flowers, though the temperature goes up to over the 80s and 40s, with a fist-size hail storm – strange and scary. The last chapter title of Uchiyama Roshi’s … Continue reading

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Blooming Flowers, Bearing Fruits

    Good morning!   Now irises are in full bloom here and outdoors. The flower heart seems the Heart of Nurturing Together by Uchiyama Roshi. The last part of its third chapter was the last part of a series … Continue reading

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Wholly Wholesome Way World

  Good morning!   Yesterday I read the section “Opening One’s Eyes on One’s Own Life,” in the book Nurturing Together by Uchiyama Roshi. He happened to turn on a TV in an inn. Five college students and two teachers … Continue reading

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