Work Retreat Next Week After a two-year gap, we’ll gather again for our four-day Chapin Mill Work Retreat, beginning with zazen on Tuesday evening, June 29, and ending just after lunch on Saturday, July 3. Join us if you can, for work or for sitting, for part of one day or for the entire retreat….
We can celebrate the 1865 Emancipation while acknowledging the enduring shackles of systemic racism and those of our own afflictions.
This Sunday: First In-person Extended Sitting On Sunday, June 20, we’ll hold our first in-person Extended Sitting (with teisho by Roshi) since February 2020. Participants may attend any or all of the blocks of sitting, but are encouraged to join or leave only between blocks. Private Instruction will be offered during the late-morning block of…
Teisho by Amala-sensei. Working with spiritual poverty.
Teisho by Amala-sensei. Arrival, loss and return — the universe changes on its axis, but how to share this amazing experience with others? Searching for a context for 20 years and finally finding one.
Teisho by Amala-sensei. A turning point — no need to look further than the mind itself.
Teisho by Sensei Amala Wrightson. Flora Courtois’ search for Reality, or the ground of being. Text: An Experience of Enlightenment by Flora Courtois Quest Books 1986
Teisho by Amala-sensei. Introduction to the text by Yasutani-roshi Text: An Experience of Enlightenment by Flora Courtois Quest Books 1986
No Dokusan Tonight or Next Week Roshi left town this morning and will be in Florida for a week, establishing a beachhead; once he’s back however, he won’t return to the “Sunshine State” until November. The next dokusan he offers will be Monday night, June 14th. Likewise, because Sensei John Pulleyn will be in sesshin,…
A look at the teacher-student relationship generally, with a focus on the implications of it at the RZC now that Roshi and John Pulleyn-sensei will both be giving dokusan and formally accepting students.