It’s been a while since I have written. This weekend was a great accomplishment though and I wanted to share it. Every last Saturday of the month, barring holidays and such, we have an extended practice. This run from 7 or 9 until noon. During this time we Bow, Chant and Sit. When our guiding teacher Terry Cronin, JDPSN can be with us we also have Kong-an interviews! So this Saturday the 29th was already a good one with good practice and kong-an interviews. But ….after practice there was more!
As you may be aware we are constructing a dharma room in what used to be the attached garage to the zen center. We it is hardly an attached garage now. And so much has been done that it was time to paint our walls. So after practice we gathered in the dharma room and we were joined by a few other members of our sangha and we made short work of the paint! This was just the primer coat but in a couple weeks we are going to put the final coat on and then badda bing it will be ready to finish the electricity and trim. Excellent, excellent progress! Check out these pictures. The room will be beautiful when finished!