Our July visit occurred in the middle of Obon, a time to remember and honor those who have died.
“Just as you accepted your painful legs [during sesshin], you accept difficult everyday life.”
The important thing is to say “Hai!” or “Yes, I will!” In this way, without having ideas about helping, “Just to be with people will be enough.”
“Dharma is the thing to which every one of us have been striving for, and will strive for. It is not only you, but all the patriarch and sages.”
Jiryu Rutschman-Byler offered the precepts to two people in a jukai/lay initiation ceremony at Green Gulch Farm on June 5.
“[T]he first principle is, you know, the principle which is—which you cannot talk about. And which we transmit … from master to master.”
On June 26, after a several year hiatus, San Francisco Zen Center will again have a contingent in the LGBTQIA+ Pride Parade. We invite readers of...
“How do you think the unthinkable … How is the way, unthinkable thinking is how.”
“We only say what we believe in, so that is why you feel that you have understood it [laughs, laughter]. Do you see?”