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Muho’s talk before the November sesshin, October 31st 2019

Antaiji’s garden & kitchen, Muho sitting in Osaka and giving talks in English, October 7th – 26th 2019

From our mountain fields, millet harvested for our meal,
From our garden, plain yellow leeks;
Whether you eat from what there is to eat is up to you,
And if you choose not to eat thereof, feel free to go where you will.
I pray that, on reflection, each of you, my companions on the Path, will practice diligently. Take good care of yourselves!

Sekisō built a Hall for Withered Trees where he and his community did their sitting and lying down, only requiring of his monks that their hearts and minds completely quiet down.

(quoted from: https://www.shastaabbey.org/pdf/shoboAll.pdf)

Sekisō established a withered trees hall where he sat and slept with the monks, wanting only to master his own mind.

(quoted from: http://www.thezensite.com/ZenTeachings/Dogen_Teachings/Shobogenzo_2_NC.pdf)

Text: antaiji.org/en/essays/1-10/)

Antaiji’s garden, Muho sitting in Osaka and giving talks in English and Japanese, September 22nd through October 7th2019

From our mountain fields, millet harvested for our meal,
From our garden, plain yellow leeks;
Whether you eat from what there is to eat is up to you,
And if you choose not to eat thereof, feel free to go where you will.
I pray that, on reflection, each of you, my companions on the Path, will practice diligently. Take good care of yourselves!

Sekisō built a Hall for Withered Trees where he and his community did their sitting and lying down, only requiring of his monks that their hearts and minds completely quiet down.

(quoted from: https://www.shastaabbey.org/pdf/shoboAll.pdf)

Sekisō established a withered trees hall where he sat and slept with the monks, wanting only to master his own mind.

(quoted from: http://www.thezensite.com/ZenTeachings/Dogen_Teachings/Shobogenzo_2_NC.pdf)

Muho on his way to Antaiji & around the hall, September 16th & 17th 2019

View of Antaiji’s fields in the summer, August 11th 2019

View of Antaiji’s fields in the summer & around the hall, August 2nd & 4th 2019

Around the hall, July 30th 2019

Rutenkai, July 28th 2019

Net or drop – which came first? July 19th 2019

Is “every” day a fine day? Give me a break! There is only ONE day that is a fine day: youtu.be/jV7yF2ukMHM
Playlist “Who am I?”: youtu.be/list=PLHc3lR360zoxqFJPgPNlIu9joSQURaayM
Playlist “God & Zen”: youtu.be/list=PLHc3lR360zoxOmXFbOizc4NVpxudrpPp9

Net or drop – which came first? July 19th 2019

Is “every” day a fine day? Give me a break! There is only ONE day that is a fine day: youtu.be/jV7yF2ukMHM
Playlist “Who am I?”: youtu.be/list=PLHc3lR360zoxqFJPgPNlIu9joSQURaayM
Playlist “God & Zen”: youtu.be/list=PLHc3lR360zoxOmXFbOizc4NVpxudrpPp9