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.”
Nancy Petrin on Becoming a Lay Teacher
“I found my path by continuing to cultivate the tender growing edge of my practice.”
Becoming a Land Steward: An Interview with Sukey Parmelee
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.
Shosan Ceremony: Awakening the Archive, Tape 23
“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.”
Jukai Ceremony at Green Gulch Farm 6/5
Jiryu Rutschman-Byler offered the precepts to two people in a jukai/lay initiation ceremony at Green Gulch Farm on June 5.
Bodhidharma: Awakening the Archive, Tape 22
“[T]he first principle is, you know, the principle which is—which you cannot talk about. And which we transmit … from master to master.”
Upcoming Abbatial Transitions
Abbot Ed Sattizahn announces changes coming up in March 2023 in the Abbatial Leadership at San Francisco Zen Center.
Think The Unthinkable: Awakening the Archive, Tape 20
“How do you think the unthinkable … How is the way, unthinkable thinking is how.”
Fifty Years of Zen and Farming at Green Dragon Temple
“Surrounded by the green hills, gardens, fields, and the sparkling ocean beyond, today we mark the founding of Soryuji/Green Dragon Temple.”