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So many words, useless thoughts; 10,000 dharmas in your face. Google+ is playing silly buggar; can't join the hangout. It's ok to be fat, overweight, diseased, depressed, happy, exuberant, mellow. All the while, the kids had a good week-end. Someone said, "It's ok to be not ok!" It doesn't matter. Traffic sounds abound. The cardinal doesn't care. He sings a song each morning. In the now cool air it carries for city blocks. A train hurtles from the under-river tunnel bursting into a rainbow of sound.
Updated 07-25-2013 at 10:47 AM by Shokai
Our Daughter has spent the last three weeks coping with the ravages of the floods in southern Alberta. She lives in a small village on the banks of the Bow River as it pours down the eastern foot hills of the Rockies. Fortunately, her rental accommodations sit on posts. The house used to have a skirt about these posts so she was completely unaware of this and horrified when the raging water ripped them away. The flood also cleared away the driveway, front path and anything else in the yard, to be
Having just sat with the special zazenkai and listening to "Just" Gustav's talk, my thoughts are many and swirling. i will take some time to think of all this input and perhaps write something about it a little later. Meanwhile, it is a beautiful day outside, the weeds are daring me to pick them amd I also have a busy schedule lined up. Thank you all for your practice and have a great day!!
仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in
Updated 06-26-2013 at 12:44 PM by Shokai
As a young priest I am investigating what it is I have to do. Initially, one needs to study the history, of Buddhism and our Lineage. And, there are many verses, services and forms to learn. As well, one needs to stay in touch with the community but most of all, I need to learn how to teach. Teaching is a big part of the service which a priest provides to his Sangha.
So, while pondering this yesterday morning out on the patio, a low flying bird crashes into the window in our back door. I
Updated 06-24-2013 at 12:57 PM by Shokai