April 25-May 1

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Dogen

Shine the light inward. Body and mind will drop away.

You must know that the true dharma appears of itself, so that from the start dullness and distraction are struck aside.

Enlightenment is like the moon reflected on the water. The moon does not get wet, nor is the water broken. Although its light is wide and great, the moon is reflected even in a puddle an inch wide. The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in dewdrops on the grass, or even in one drop of water. Enlightenment does not divide you, just as the moon does not break the water. You cannot hinder enlightenment, just as a drop of water does not hinder the moon in the sky. The depth of the drop is the height of the moon. Each reflection, however long or short its duration, manifests the vastness of the dewdrop, and realizes the limitlessness of the moonlight in the sky.

~Eihei Dogen

Schedule:

Tuesday, 7PM, Dream Koan, at the Tea House or Zoom

Wednesday, 6:30AM, Zazen at the Tea House or Zoom with Zenho Sensei

Thursday, 6:30, Vajrakilaya Sadhana, In person at the Tea House

Friday, 6:30AM, Zazen at The Tea House with Victor opening.

Enjoy your zazen! Rest in naturalness, effortless, abiding in empty-awareness!

Hold the sangha in your heart.

Deep peace,

Issan & Zenho

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