Sunday, December 22, 2013

Pope Francis, closet bodhisattva

While I know well that Pope Francis and I would disagree about many things, (don't get me started on ordination of women, same-sex marriage, and, well...I'll just stop right now...), I found these words, quoted in the current New Yorker article by James Carroll, reassuringly inspiring.

From the apostolic exhortation "The Joy of the Gospel":

"We want to enter fully into the fabric of society, sharing the lives of all, listening to their concerns, helping them materially and spiritually in  their needs, rejoicing with those who rejoice, weeping with those who weep; arm in arm with others, we are committed to building a new world."

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Murmuration of Starlings

Amazing video of starlings in flight....thanks Anne Grete!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Boundless Way Zen Rohatsu Sesshin

photo Kate Hartland
A week ago, we completed our 5 day Rohatsu Sesshin at Boundless Way Temple.  Please enjoy the talks at this link, on the topic of Sengtsan's "The Heart of True Entrusting" (Hsin Hsin Ming) given by our four guiding teachers and some of our senior dharma teachers: