(no zazen September 1 or October 13)
- Next "First Saturday Sitting" at the Trappist Abbey is September 6
in one moment it’s not an easy path
& one moment the path couldn’t be easier
& one moment the path is both easy & not easy
& one moment the path is neither easy nor not easy
all true … simultaneously together and at the same time
been so, since the beginning of time … just this moment
baseball monk nut
always in the way
in every way imaginable
a birthday party invite
reveals more true friends than allowed for monks
even poison oak likes him
how could this be?
ever emitting beautiful light
on shattered dreams
& other mixed blessings
so fortunate to cross paths
with this steadfast, faithful, breathing soul
so glad for him always being in the way
in all ways
I know you by the way you greet the rain.
Warmer. Rain in the night. Frogs again. At first the waterhole—(four feet long at most) had one frog or two. Now they are a small nation, loud in the night. The innocent nation, chanting blissfully in praise of the spring rain.