Alan will be reading from his second novel, Make the Dark Night Shine … the novel is a love letter from a father to the daughter he never met.
Working together has always been a cornerstone of Zen practice, enabling practitioners to take zazen from the meditation hall out into the world.
The Sejiki ceremony stands not only as a ritual but also as a profound exploration into the intricacies of existence, suffering, and desire.
“I saw the reader of the book as a friend I could trust and share my life with. That made it safer to be vulnerable.”
The Suzuki Roshi Memorial Garden is lovely and quiet, tucked into the foot of a hill behind the Herb Circle in the Green Gulch garden.
We are looking for volunteers to help pack, label, and securely store the library’s rich and varied collection.
Hakusho Ostlund completed Dharma transmission at Green Gulch Farm on July 30.
[Since ancient times there has been an] understanding of the merit of supporting the Dharma. This places our supporters in a long and important lineage.
Saturday Sangha is not simply for lay people; its value and function is far beyond that of volunteers. It will now be called Urban Gate Sangha.