“All those teachings are each drops of the ancient sages—drop of blood of ancient sages. We have to study with our warm heart, not just your brain.”
Genjo Koan: Awakening the Archive, Tape 14
“You should appreciate, moment after moment, what you are doing right now … And first of all, you must know under which condition you actually are.”
SFZC and Farley’s Coffee
Farley’s connection to the San Francisco Zen Center is through its original owner, Roger Hillyard.
Becoming Bread: Meet Mick Sopko, the Green Gulch Farm Baker
“Once you know how the dough becomes bread, you will understand enlightenment.” —Shunryu Suzuki
Real Calmness Is In A Noisy Place: Awakening the Archive, Tape 12
Suzuki is interested in the “unique feeling” that can be created in a sangha and in a “renewed feeling for zazen” each time we sit all day.
Where There Is Some Limitation, There Is Universality: Awakening the Archive, Tape 9
“So we do not try to escape from this world to some special world. We should find out the true meaning of life in our everyday life.”
Mark Epstein on The Zen of Therapy
“We don’t exist as separate beings; we’re relational beings. Psychotherapy is an interpersonal meditation.”
Jukai Ceremony at Green Gulch Farm 12/21
Abiding Abbess Furyu Schroeder offered the precepts to two people in a jukai/lay initiation ceremony at Green Gulch Farm on December 21.
Jukai Ceremony at Green Gulch Farm 12/19
Five people received the precepts in a jukai/lay initiation ceremony at Green Gulch Farm on December 19.