Today is the free day before the next 5 day sesshin. I am taking a walk with my son Izumi, who is one and a half years old now. We end up in the empty Zen hall, where Izumi is drawn to the bell which signals the beginning and end of zazen. Maybe one day he will make a good Jikido:

After the “jikido rehearsal”, we strolled around the hall and found Shoko and Jisui working as always in the Northern garden.

Shoko, who designed the garden, explains something about planting Camelias in German.