Colleen Morton Busch, author of Fire Monks: Zen Mind Meets Wildfire at the Gates of Tassajara, will be at Tassajara for the Fall Practice Period. In two articles in the Huffington Post, Colleen writes about meditation and how it has become enfolded into her life.
In her September 14 “How Meditation Can Help You Find Time,” she considers meditation in the context of daily time – “Morning meditation at the zendo ends around 7 a.m. I have my whole day ahead, and much of the world around me hasn’t had coffee.” And of abstract time – “Now, when I feel myself push against time or pull it toward me, I stop what I am doing and imagine not the small, strict circles of a watch dial, but the enormous, planetary circling of the earth around the sun.”
Colleen continues her exploration of meditation in a September 20 article, “What Meditation Won’t Do for You,” in which she describes her intention in joining the Fall Practice period at Tassajara – “A practice period is a chance to go deep, both inside and outside. You walk around in your familiar skin, but also in the skin of the schedule, the demands of being in a community, the natural rhythms of the land.”