Someone from long ago left this cookbook at the center, and I found it when reorganizing the kitchen, so I think of it as a hidden and now found treasure of Clouds in Water.
I think we need affirmation, we need to feel well. Buddha was pretty clear that hearts that haven’t been gladdened by practice don’t readily access wisdom.
For this first post, I’d like to talk about a book that is one of the most original, hilarious, moving, and humane things I’ve read in a long while.
Our January–and very first!–Member Spotlight is on our newest board member, Felicia Sy (she/her).
The message sinks into my bones, into my marrow, it sinks beyond anything I can think about it. I walk down from the platform, walk off the stage, return to my seat, and watch as the very same thing happens to all the rest of the nearly 100 participants. It is an image that will stay with me forever.
For me, the work in our Zen kitchen was a deep opportunity to collaborate with others and call upon “don’t know mind,” all while strengthening my understanding of giver, receiver and gift.
We can encourage conditions in our lives that remind us of our intention and provide opportunities throughout each day for practice.