As always, there’s lots of activity today at the Zen Center. Kimball is busy helping our carpenter Jim install more of the new bamboo flooring. Diana is busy in the Kitchen with Charlie getting things in order for tonights public vegetarian dinner, meditation instruction and Dharma talk. Our house master Troy will be giving the introductory talk and we are very excited to have Zen Master Bon Yeon (Jane McLaughlin-Dobisz) of Cambridge Zen Center answering questions.
I also wanted to share this hand painted Korean Buddhist mural that’s currently hanging in one of our stairwells. One of our co-guiding teachers, Nancy Hedgpeth, JDPSN told me it had been used years ago for a special outdoor ceremony in Korea. Somehow, it was stored away for many years here at the Zen Center and wasn’t found until recently after some of our renovations. It’s quite impressive, it probably measure 20′ x 20′ practically reaching from the floor to the ceiling.
Finally I want to leave you with this video that Jason Quinn, Abbot of Empty Gate Zen Center in Berkley, California posted to our Facebook wall. It is a talk excerpt from 03/16/2011 with Zen Master Dae Kwang, former guiding teacher here at PZC and Abbot of the entire Kwan Um School of Zen.