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Alive or Dead

April 15, 2012 by Yugen

Jim Lakey Rev. Jim Yugen Lakey
Yokoji Zen Mountain Center

Alive or Dead

The April sesshin is about to finish. People have come and gone and the passing of the 7 days has felt both fast and slow. There is a sense of the infinite contained within the strict regime of sesshin. Here we are again. And again. We've been here before. Who knows how many came before us? The lines between what is and what isn't soften for me during this time.

Here are some photos to share. I took these today, after the storm. Winter or Spring? Who knows...

Blossoms in Snow Grass in Snow


  • jokai:

    16 Apr 2012 03:13:24

    This is the first spring I ever tried to convince a rattlesnake that it was too early to be up and around. Great pictures.

  • Harumi Maejima:

    18 Apr 2012 13:42:05

    I did te right thing to go home, even it was difficult decision…..

  • Alston:

    02 May 2012 03:02:27

    very nice shots. love the snow wasp.

    here are some back yard flowers after the morning sprinkler session: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigalesque/6836377678/in/photostream/lightbox/

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