Monthly Archives: September 2013

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Poems from the Eye of Zen:   Yes, it is true you just heard the shouts of boys through the wind                      – page 1   *** No matter what you say it’s clear                      – page 3 ***   The cloud sees only me   it has no other beauty                     – page 25 [...]

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From the Introduction: “A Generic Zen Master on a mountain top–when I began doing koan work in my formative years of Zen training, this is how I generally perceived the Chinese Zen masters whose paradoxical teachings I was trying to break open. All the major Zen koans are based on the insights of Chinese teachers [...]

A very special concert on October 24
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SMZ is honored to be a sponsor of this wonderful event to benefit the Garrison Institute, a retreat center in the Hudson Valley where we hold our weekend retreats. Through their own programming and the hosting of outside groups, Garrison does so much to support the Buddhist community, environmental activists, people who work with trauma victims, [...]

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Our zendo has been rented to Sensei Al Rapaport for the following workshop on Wed., Sept. 11. Because it is related to Zen, we thought it would be of interest to friends and members of SMZ: Although Jelaluddin Rumi died almost 800 years ago, he is today the most popular poet in America.  In this [...]