ZAZEN MICRO-RETREAT AT HILL ST. CENTER SANTA MONICA THIS SATURDAY OCTOBER 14th

This Saturday, October 14th, we’ll be holding our regular monthly Zazen Micro-Retreat at the Hill Street Center in Santa Monica, California. For details check the link over there to your right. The schedule and a map are right there.

I’m rushing back to California for this and it would be really nice if a few other people showed up. We’ve had one (1) person sign up so far. And if one is all we get, we’ll still hold the retreat. Dogen makes all these references in Shobogenzo to “half a person.” If the retreats keep going as they have been, I expect that’ll be the next step. But if half a person shows up, we’ll have a retreat with half a person.

As always, Yuka will be making lovely Japanese food. We’re right by the beach. It’s a lovely area, and a refreshing and rejuvenating way to spend the day. Plus, if you show up I personally guarantee you’ll have the actual experience of Enlightenment or your money back!*

So show up you bunch of candy asses!

* “Sitting Zazen is Enlightenment itself.” Dogen Zenji

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  1. Drunken Monkey
    Drunken Monkey October 12, 2006 at 11:26 am | |

    Yeah guys, show up or the rock will land the smackdown on yer candy asses.

    Of course I can’t go because Im a poverty stricken student living in the bowels of West London.

  2. oxeye
    oxeye October 12, 2006 at 1:53 pm | |

    the podcast that your friend Bret made for you was pretty cool. I’m hoping the collaboration continues. I had a little trouble understanding every word with my crappy speakers.. It sounded like it was recorded on the freeway near the airport. But it was great to hear your talk. thanks!

  3. Waylon
    Waylon October 12, 2006 at 8:07 pm | |

    I can’t afford to make it this month but I’m coming down next month for sure.

  4. zenducker
    zenducker October 13, 2006 at 12:31 pm | |

    I will try to show up and bring Courtney Love with me. (This is not stamped in light-weight aluminum so please don’t count me or Courtney for sure)

  5. Jinzang
    Jinzang October 13, 2006 at 6:10 pm | |

    Dogen makes all these references in Shobogenzo to “half a person.” If the retreats keep going as they have been, I expect that’ll be the next step. But if half a person shows up, we’ll have a retreat with half a person.

    Texas Chainsaw Zen? Who did you bring back from your trip to Texas?

  6. Lone Wolf
    Lone Wolf October 14, 2006 at 1:33 pm | |

    If you go to http://www.cloudinwater.org and click on DHARMA TALKS, you will find “The Four Noble Truths” MP3 talk by Brad from April 6, 2006.

    It’s a really “stupid” (meaning good stupid: you’ll understand after you listen to it)talk about Nishijima’s Three Philosophies & One Reality.

  7. Lone Wolf
    Lone Wolf October 14, 2006 at 1:33 pm | |

    If you go to http://www.cloudinwater.org and click on DHARMA TALKS, you will find “The Four Noble Truths” MP3 talk by Brad from April 6, 2006.

    It’s a really “stupid” (meaning good stupid: you’ll understand after you listen to it)talk about Nishijima’s Three Philosophies & One Reality.

  8. PA
    PA October 15, 2006 at 3:23 am | |

    Thanks for that, Lone wolf – it sure was good stupid
    m(..)m

  9. Andrew
    Andrew October 15, 2006 at 4:47 am | |

    The address is
    http://www.cloudsinwater.com
    (with an s)

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