Roger enjoys it when his Zen life connects with his Farley’s life. Zen friends are regulars and Farley’s supplies coffee to all three SFZC locations.
“So today we have today’s work, tomorrow we have tomorrow’s work, and each one of us has his own work, which should be perfect.”
“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.”
“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.”
As Barbara received her new name and rakusu we chanted the robe chant and the precepts. Her voice was strong.
“Mountains of gratitude to Julian and his willingness to get his hands dirty over all these years of practice and volunteering.”
This is unskilled work, involving crawling under buildings to remove years of leaf debris. Tassajara will provide housing and meals.
Farley’s connection to the San Francisco Zen Center is through its original owner, Roger Hillyard.
“Once you know how the dough becomes bread, you will understand enlightenment.” —Shunryu Suzuki