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The meaning of life?

“But walking through these wintery fields, I realize that this is what it’s all about. That this is what it means to be living.”


Reflection on a 10-day retreat

Rita, our friend and registrar, recently completed her second 10-day silent retreat (“sesshin”) at Great Vow Zen Monastery in Oregon. She writes:

“Last year, midway through the first one, I became so distracted, all I could do was sit on the cushion and let my ‘monkey mind’ take full flight. 212 more words

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Four-day zen retreat on Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Zen Circle, which practices in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, author of the classic Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, will be offering their next retreat at the beautiful Stowel Lake Farm on Salt Spring Island from Thursday, April 24 to Sunday April 27, 2014. 31 more words

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