Archive for March, 2010

Readings Wednesday March 31st

Today Roshi refers to the Gospel of John – The story of Judas Iscariot

Roshi’s comment: Of course the story is not about Judas. The story is about us and the deals we make.

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Readings Tuesday March 30th

Today Roshi refers to John 13 – Peter asks, Lord, where are you going?

Roshi’s comments: Who could have imagined that this death was the Wisdom of God?… Lord, where are you taking us? Where for us is the Wisdom of God?

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Readings Monday March 29th

No audio available today:

If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it? –Dogen Zenji (1200 – 1253)

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Readings Friday March 26th

No audio available today:

Only once have I been made mute. It was when a man asked me, “Who are you?” –Kahlil Gibran

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Readings Thursday March 25th

No audio available today:

While Roshi is away on sesshin in Mexico, we offer you an embrace and a deep Gassho.

Last Saturday at Morning Star, we had the honor of sitting with a wonderful poet, Marie Howe. As we had one of her poems handy, Roshi asked her to read it for us. Here it is:

ANNUNCIATION from her book “The Kingdom of Ordinary Time”

Even if I don’t see it again- nor ever feel it
I know it is- and that if once it hailed me
it ever does-

And so it is myself I want to turn in that direction
not as towards a place, but it was a tilting
within myself,

as one turns a mirror to flash the light to where
it isn’t- I was blinded like that- and swam
in what shone at me

only able to endure it by being no one and so
specifically myself I thought I’d die
from being loved like that.

Categories: Spring Ango 2010

Readings Wednesday March 24th

Today Roshi references John 8 – The truth will make you free

Roshi’s comments: We learn early that if we were a little bit different, we would be loved or loved more… (but) if we just are what we truly are, we’re home free.

Categories: Spring Ango 2010

Readings Tuesday March 23rd

Today’s reading is from John 8 – Salvation

Roshi’s comment: The word ‘salvation’ means health of mind, body and spirit now and forever.

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