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  • Speed Kills

    With Spring training period looming, it is time to reflect upon intentions. What is it that needs to be done in the next three months? I've got my answer.


  • New Shiny Blog

    The first big snow storm of the year in the finals few weeks of the Winter Interim Period here at Yokoji. The Spring Training Period is coming up. Find out who will be leading it this time...


  • Fundraising, grant writing and a smattering of snow

    Even though winter does not officially begin until December 21st, there is nothing autumnal about what I can see through the office window today. The sky is a smoky white color, concealing the...


  • Ask not what your practice can do for you…

    Part of living at Yokoji for a long period of time is witnessing the changing residency. At the beginning of fall training period, Yugen introduced the “current crew”. With fall training...


  • Dharma Combat

    A reminder that this Sunday at Yokoji, Jean Yuho Ford will engage in Dharma Combat with the assembly. That's you guys. Please come along to support Yuho and the other trainees by taking part in...


  • Wood Smoke

    The fall training period continues to unfold here at Yokoji as temperatures drop and the old familiar scent of wood smoke starts to compliment morning and evening zazen. The second Sesshin of the...


  • The Fall Trainee Line-up

    With the Fall Training Period underway, we have a number of new residents, some here just for a month or two and some here for the long haul. Jokai and I went around this morning - camera in my...


  • End of Summer

    One of the things you notice if you live at Yokoji for a while is just how many people come and go through the temple gates. Obviously, we have visitors: day trippers, retreat participants, hikers...


  • Trenchtown Rocks

    At the end of May we launched our summer fundraising campaign, "Build & Maintain: 2012". It is now early July and we have already raised over $10,000 (which was our target) and done the...


  • Different Hats

    Spring Training period is already a distant memory. One delusion I like to practice in training period is that when Interim training period comes along, I will have lots of time to do everything....


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