Summer 2019 Newsletter

September 2019 Newsletter

  • “Everything is Buddhanature” by Melissa Myozen Blacker
  • “A Letter from the President: Enacting Sangha” by Greg Smith
  • “Song of Motherhood” by Lisa Rosser
  • “Summer Sesshin at Stones & Clouds” recap by Paul Birkeland
  • “The 13th Attendee at Summer Sesshin” by Paul Birkeland
  • “June CIR at the Abbey” recap by Ed Glad
  • “Off the Cushion: Running or Not” by Dan Brown

May 2019 Newsletter

May 2019 Newsletter

  • “Purity of Heart” by Leonard Marcel
  • “A Letter from the President: Enacting Sangha” by Greg Smith
  • “Palm Sunday CIR at the Abbey” retreat recap by Kailyn Kent
  • “Off the Cushion: Fracture Clinic” by Tom Davies

February 2019 Newsletter

February 2019 Newsletter

  • “A Proper Pilgrimage” by Leonard Marcel
  • “A Letter from the President” by Greg Smith, about receiving the Gilhousen Grant
  • Off the Cushion: “Counting Stitches” by Becky Smith
  • Rohatsu 2018 recap by Ted Fontaine

September 2018 Newsletter

September 2018 Newsletter

  • “Gratitude and Thankfulness” by Leonard Marcel
  • “A Letter from the President” by Greg Smith, taking steps to address climate change
  • June CIR 2018 re-cap: “Two Perspectives” by Lisa Rosser
  • Off the Cushion: “Practice in Thin Air” by Dan Dickinson
  • Summer Sesshin 2018 and Transmission Ceremony recap by Paul Birkeland
  • “Haiku” by Naheed Brown

June 2018 Newsletter

June 2018 Newsletter

  • “Barrier” by Leonard Marcel
  • “Entering the ‘Marketplace'” by Gregory Smith and Teresa Dane Marcel
  • “A Letter from the President” by Gregory Smith, introducing the guiding mandala used for organizational questions
  • Off the Cushion Column: “Moving” by Lisa Rosser

February 2018 Newsletter

February 2018 Newsletter

  • “The Poverty of God” by Leonard Marcel
  • “A Letter from the President” by Greg Smith, reviewing results of member interest survey
  • Off the Cushion Column: “Cancer and Practice” by Eric Roost
  • Recap of January CIR 2017 by Tom Davies
  • Recap of Rohatsu 2017 by Dan Dickinson
  • Fukanzagengi: Dogen’s Fundamentals for Zazen

September 2017 Newsletter

September 2017 Newsletter

  • “Makoto” by Leonard Marcel
  • “A Letter from the President” by Greg Smith, reviewing two recent half-day board retreats
  • Off the Cushion Column: “Confluence” by Mike Seely
  • June CIR 2017 Recap: “Birds and Bullfrogs” by Nancy Roberts
  • Summer Sesshin 2017 Recap: “Forever in a Moment” by Leanne Latterell

February 2017 Newsletter

February 2017 Newsletter

  • “The True Eye” by Leonard Marcel
  • “A Letter from the President” by Greg Smith, giving gratitude to members & upcoming volunteer work
  • “Untitled” by Brother Mark
  • “Rohatsu Sesshin, December 2016” recap by Céline Mattersdorf
  • “October Kosesshin in Photos” & recap by Mike Seely & Teresa Marcel
  • “Bend Retreat In October, 2016” recap by Denise Feinberg
  • Off the Cushion: “Taking Refuge in the Classroom” by Kailyn Kent

September 2016 Newsletter

September 2016 Newsletter

  • “On Sacred Places and Forgiveness” by Leonard Marcel
  • “A Letter from the President” by Greg Smith, recapping the general member’s meeting
  • “Untitled” by Brother Mark
  • “Summer Sesshin: A Flower in the Garden” recap by Josh Shindler
  • “June CIR: A Time of Deepening Practice” recap by Matthew McTigue
  • Off the Cushion: “The Upper Room” by Doug Speers
  • Excerpt from “The Problem of Evil” by Norman Fischer

May 2016 Newsletter

May 2016 Newsletter

  • “Faith & Practice” by Leonard Marcel
  • “A Letter from the President” by Greg Smith, on receiving Gilhousen grant & changes to membership & retreat costs
  • “Milestones” by Brother Mark
  • “Spring Sesshin: A Different View” recap by Dan Dickinson
  • Off the Cushion: “Beyond Barriers” by Naheed Brown