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  • Memorial services for Kevin Rakusan Riley

    Plans are coming together for two memorial services the weekend of April 2-3.

    Saturday April 2, 11AM: at the Mission Hills United Church of Christ in San Diego....


  • Our Kevin Rakusan has passed on

    Our Kevin Rakusan passed away peacefully today at 4:38PM. His family was there, and there was a sense of completion to the grief and letting go that began in earnest on Monday evening when he lost...


  • Kevin Rakusan's present condition

    This post is to inform you all about Kevin Rakusan's current condition. Underneath is the letter from a close friend of Kevin's that was posted on his blog yesterday. With permission of family and...


  • Here We Go Again...

    The Yokoji 2011 Spring Training Period has begun. We are nearing the end of the first day of the first 7-day sesshin. Jishin is the head trainee and I think she'll do a great job. She is the ...


  • the exponential function

    crash course

    presented without comment by Travis


  • Moving as one body, it's a joy! Join in!

    We have an easy schedule this week: sitting is optional (which means sleeping in for most of us : ) and we work from 9-1 to end with lunch. This is because the training period will start this...


  • Snow Madness

    Winter has reasserted herself, shaking off the Spring-like days of sunshine and pleasantness, becoming big and bad again. Last week we had three days of snow, ending up with an average of 18...


  • Guts

    I'm back in Yokoji after having spent a few weeks in the Netherlands, my homeland. Barely one hour in Holland I'm suddenly realizing that my time in the USA is over. A surprise because when I left...


  • Muddy Trauma and Mechanical Drama

    Tires. Chained to more tires. With tires on top.

    Today we had Dave the mechanic round to attend to the long list of mechanical chores that need doing around the Center....


  • Are we entering a new dark age?

    Someone said Zen is in decline. I said, "really?, oh i didn't know", but then again, most things i see in the financial and political world are in decline. One thing that I can say for certain...


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