I’m in Ohio now & trying to deal with my Saturday Zazen class in Santa Monica from a remote location is proving to be difficult. To those of you who may have looked at the schedule I put up yesterday — please look again, what I put up there was completely wrong! The correct schedule is below:
July 1, 2006 Lecture by KEVIN BORTOLIN
July 8, 2006 ALL-DAY ZAZEN
SUNDAY July 23, 2006 AFTERNOON! (from 1:30 PM)
July 29, 2006
Since I will still be in Ohio on July 1, Kevin Bortolin, a fellow student & Dharma Heir of Gudo Nishijima will do the talk at the end of the sittings. Kevin is a much better speaker than I am, so go see him.
The All Day Zazen this month is on July 8th which is the SECOND Saturday of the month & not the 3rd as we usually do it. So far only one (1) person has signed up. So please feel free to come along! Please.
And if you were not confused enough, the following week’s class is on Sunday afternoon rather than on Saturday morning. These two changes are due to the Hill Street Center’s big annual yard sale which (I believe) is on Saturday July 22. As a bonus to those (if any) who show up on Sunday, we will go out bowling afterwards.
Again, please don’t feel shy or hesitant about coming to these classes. I know everyone thinks I’m a celebrity and I’m full of myself or whatever. But, Honest to Jesus in Heaven, only about 3 people ever show up to these classes. Trust me, I will not bite. Not usually anyway…
For those who are lamenting the loss of the older articles, get a life! NO! NO! NO!! I’m glad you liked that stuff. A few weeks ago I looked at it & decided it was all crap and needed serious rewriting. So far I have not had a free nanosecond to even contemplate actually doing that rewriting. So maybe I’ll just put ‘em back up again. But, really, honestly, they just were not all that great. Buy Shobogenzo & read some decent writing instead! Or re-read Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind. Go to the link to your right and read some of Kobun Chino’s lectures. Read Nishijima Sensei’s blog (but ignore the comments section, apart from Nishijima’s own comments, it’s pretty useless).