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