Email: November 17

Ceremony of Gratitude Tomorrow Morning, Sunday, November 17 Our Ceremony of Gratitude this year takes place during the regular Sunday sitting (tomorrow morning, starting at 8:30 am). When you come into the Link, note pads and pencils will be out, and you can write a sentence or two about anything you want to give thanks…

Roasted Potatoes

Ingredients 3 pounds white or sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean ¼ cup olive oil, more or less 2 tsp salt 1 tsp ground rosemary (optional) ¼ tsp black pepper Instructions Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F. Chop scrubbed potatoes into 1”x1” cubes, approximately; it’s better to chop them too large than too small. Put chopped potatoes…

Sautéed Green Beans

Ingredients 1 – 2 Tbs olive oil for cooking ½ tsp salt 1 tsp basil 1 lb. frozen cut green beans, thawed Instructions To thaw green beans, boil a kettle full of water, cover frozen green beans with boiling water, soak a moment, then drain. Repeat, if necessary, to thaw thoroughly. Sauté thawed green beans…

Ceremony of Gratitude

On November 18, the Sunday before Thanksgiving, the Center will hold our annual Ceremony of Gratitude, beginning with zazen at 8:30 am. In some ways, Thanksgiving is the most Buddhist of national holidays – a time when we pause to contemplate all the things we are grateful for. During the ceremony, offerings will be made…

Email: November 14

From Roshi on This Season of Ceremonies Tomorrow (Thursday, November 15) ushers in the late-fall run of ceremonies at the Center. Each of them offers a way to have our root Zen practice enriched by the “leaves and branches” that are the more religious features of traditional Zen practice. Devotions transmit the Dharma by non-verbal…