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  • The First Snow of the Season

    On Sunday morning, just as we were finishing the Rohatsu sesshin, and consequentially the Fall Training Period, the clouds that had been rolling through the valley for a few days prior, suddenly...


  • Sesshin: Part III

    This is one seriously peeved pumpkin.

    Here we are. Day 5 of Rohatsu sesshin, the final sesshin of the Fall Training Period. Eishu was with us up until Wednesday when he had to...


  • Shuso Hossen (Dharma Combat)

    Yesterday was the day of reckoning for me as the head trainee of the Fall Training Period here at Yokoji. We held the dharma combat ceremony at 11am which is the most elaborate ceremony that we...


  • The Return of the Kokai

    Got a tough job that needs doing?.. Well don't call these guys. They can't even stand up straight.

    Today is no ordinary Wednesday. Today is the last regular schedule Wednesday...


  • Comings and Goings

    Dr. David Jindo Butler

    In the mysterious workings of the world, as taught by spiritual teachers of varying traditions, there is fundamentally neither gain nor loss. This...


  • Just a Quickie...

    Not much time to write tonight, or the whole of this week so far,  so just a few pictures. Tenshin Roshi arrived from the UK on Wednesday night - welcome home Roshi! We had some Cahuilla basket...


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