Wednesday, July 4, 2018

No Special Situation Required


Don’t let what might seem a less-than-optimal situation keep you from doing zazen. No special situation is required, nor does it even exist: there will always be a crow cawing in the distance, a clock ticking on the wall, a refrigerator humming, a dog barking, or a kid playing with LEGO in the corner. These are only distractions if we allow our minds to be occupied with them. When we let them come and go like the clouds in the sky, what were once distractions become part of the topography of zazen. (Photo: Buddha in the Gaitan, New Orleans Zen Temple, by @gsenns)



Closed Through July



It’s true—the Dust Bowl Dojo is closed through July.

Through this simmering summer month, we encourage you to continue your zazen practice wherever you find yourself.

The ZFB will continue to post content to Instagram, Facebook, and Insight Timer group (Zen Fellowship of Bakersfield), so check in, like things, and feel free to reach out for continued support.

We will begin again August 4.

A thousand gasshos!

Mushotoku Heart-Mind