Sept 2 – 8

We’re all being reborn at every moment. Look upon each morning as a rebirth and we may understand that only this one day exists. What will happen next time is completely dependent upon what we are doing now, therefore only “now” is important. “Now” is the cause; next life is the result. 

– Ayya Khema, Being Nobody, Going Nowhere


Retreat! On 2012 Sep 27-30, Zen Teacher Valerie Forstman will be leading a retreat at the Gainesville Retreat Center. More info at the Retreats page.

Practice Meetings

Tuesday Sep 4, 8:30am
Friday Sep 7, 7:00pm

This Week’s Reading

Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path While Cloud, Chapter 10, “Unborn Child”.

This Week’s Koan

Gateless Gate #46: “High Pole”

Master Sekiso said,”You are at the top of the 100 foot high pole. How will you make a step further?”

Another Zen Master of Ancient Times said,

“One who sits on top of the 100 foot pole has not quite attained true enlightenment. Make another step forward from the top of the pole and throw one’s own body into the 100,000 universes.”

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