Registration links – A Weekly Schedule of Meditation & Talks with our teachers to keep us well connected during this time. This is all new for us, so stay tuned as we adapt to this new NOW. Wishing you well.
RMC Zen Online – It is helpful to notice if it feels like there is something that is lacking, in ourselves or the situation around us. Sometimes that lacking can manifest as a feeling of the need to get rid of impurities, impediments we have identified.
RMC Zen Online _-Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me and I think I’ll “escape” by leaving town or driving across some boundary beyond which there is no quarantine happening, and then I remember: there is really nowhere to go.
So hope for an immediate change of circumstance fades. It’s as though I’m experiencing an enforced not-knowing-mind.
I wonder whether being in that pitcher was being outside the bottle? I am also considering how this set of events only happens once. Once, a woman raised a goose. Only one time was the goose grown, and only one opportunity for it to be free.
This koan lit up for me recently as part of my response to the pandemic. It reflected back to me the way I was drinking the dregs of my own making. Relying on my old familiar strategies to cope with things being turned upside down. It can feel as if I am imitating myself, rather than responding to what is arising in the moment.
May 30th, 2020 – Individual Zoom Conversations on your Meditation Practice with David Weinstein. Online booking for Sat. now available.
5 Monday Eves ZOOM link – Limited to 16. Taking up the vows as koans, exploring the relationship between the vows and our life is a way of becoming more intimate with who we are and gives us a glimpse of not trying to control outcomes, feelings or even our identity.
Register for Online Zen – David will lead koan meditation & give a dharma talk followed by conversation. BYO tea.