Tassajara monks Lauren and Kogen Dito-Keith are delighted to announce the birth of baby Calliope. Born on Saturday, March 12, at 1:11am, and named after the muse of epic poetry, Calliope Gail Dito-Keith is 7.1 lbs and 19in long, and “perfect in every way”, according to her parents – indeed, she’s “a babe in the world in five aspects complete”, as Kogen’s teacher Eijun Linda Cutts commented.
"Just as you accepted your painful legs [during sesshin], you accept difficult everyday life."
We held four gatherings in June to celebrate Zen-a-thon 2022 – we hope you enjoy this gallery of photos from the gatherings.
Sukey loves the land at Green Gulch Farm and feels lucky to have known this piece of land for so long—how it changes, and how it changes her.