On Halloween last Friday, City Center held its annual Sejiki Ceremony followed by a costumed dinner. At this annual event, Zen Center hosts a group of kids from Clara House, a neighboring transitional housing facility for families. After dinner, the kids get to “trick or treat,” and residents have the opportunity to meet the kids-in-guise at their doors with candy. Pictured are this year’s trick-or-treaters with adult companions from Clara House.
CAIC is offering this invitation to learn more or join the committee.
Tim sees this as “a tactile expression of the dropping away of the self. It’s community based ... Sewing the abbots' robes is deeply moving.”
Most of the classes offered on Online Learning were live Zoom classes offered during the last few years, repackaged with added material.
Writing is a solitary practice, but ... it’s not lonely. At every stage I’ve felt community—the writing community, the arts community, and the sangha.