Monk In The World

To be a monk is to have time to practice for your transformation and healing. And after that to help with the transformation and healing of other people.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Sunday, January 31, 2010

THE ANGO TANGO- COME DANCE WITH US! - INSTRUCTIONS TO THE COOK


We begin another dance with Dogen in Feburary. As I think of Dosho's presentation in the previous video, Ruben Habito points to this "hands on" Zen that is right in front of us, if we pay attention.

Our lives will end in tragedy if we go astray, looking for the Truth afar, not realizing that it is right here! How unfortunate that we find it hard to see and hear the things that are so close to us.
 Let us listen to these simple facts of our daily living. Our lives come to fruition not in some glorious, idealized future, but with every fact and event right here in the midst of our day-to-day existence.
I think Dosho will be speaking to this in this next 100 day Ango. I am looking forward to the experience. Meanwhile though, I'm just paying attention to this day, this hour, this moment!

Gassho,
Alan

 

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