This is my first post in what I hope will be a multi-year project logging my journeys to the islands of the Maine Island Trail by kayak.
The idea for this project came some time after reading Dogen's "Mountains and Waters Sutra" in the Shobogenzo. After years spent as a kayaker and mountaineer, Dogen's writing helped to crystallize what I had been feeling for many years. When in the outdoors, I do not feel the sentiment of the Romantic or Transcendentalist viewing a beautiful sunrise
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 01:44 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 01:57 PM by Shokai