May 2020 Newsletter

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  • “Together Requiting the Blessing” by Leonard Marcel, page 1
  • “A Letter from the President: Sheltering in Place, Meditating in Place” by Greg Smith, page 3
  • “Father Willigis Jäger: Remembering a Seven Thunders Founding Father” by Leonard Marcel, page 4
  • “In Memoriam” by Sr. Joan Saalfeld, SNJM, page 5
  • “Reflections on the Pandemic” by Mike Seely, page 6
  • “Off the Cushion: Crossing Paths” by Paul Birkeland, page 7
  • “At Bay” by Greg Smith, page 10

February 2020 Newsletter

February 2020 Newsletter:

  • “Homily for Brother Mark Filut” by Abbot Peter McCarthy
  • “A Letter From The President: New Year Sangha” by Matthew McTigue
  • “One Last Take” from Brother Mark
  • “Rohatsu Sesshin 2019 at Stones & Clouds” recap by Greg Smith
  • “January CIR at Mary’s Woods” recap by Nancy Roberts
  • “Brother Mark: Showing Up” by Tom Davies
  • “Brother Mark: From the Beginning” by Leonard Marcel
  • “Brother Mark: Humor and Incense” by Mike Seely
  • “Brother Mark: Chortles and Flashlights” by Roy Guptill
  • “Brother Mark: Greeter and Teacher” by Mary Malinsky

September 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