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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

And Again

How to understand the reality as a direct experience is why we practice zazen and why we study Buddhism.     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-02-02Edited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com Wha at's New (now at blogger) to see more daily posts.]

Sanur Village Festival

The Sanur Village Festival 2016 just concluded. It is the biggest festival in Bali, drawing thousands of people for four nights - and it happens in the fields and soccer field across the street from where we live. We can hear the music from inside our place but there's no entrance fee and we enjoy going over to eat from one of the good stalls run by local restaurants and catch some shows. We keep going back to Gateway to India and Queens which also serves food from India..Great music and cultural events. There's tons on this year's festival on Youtube already. Go check it out - just write "Sanur Village Festival 2016" or just "Sanur Village Festival" to see past years' video as well.

Soberanes Fire near Tassajara update

On the Tassajara ZMC Facebook page - it's a creeping fire still five miles away but only 60% contained.

cuke page for this fire

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Reality again

But it is difficulty to speak about the reality, because when I speak about it, my subjective intention is involved in it and it implies some subjective opinion about it. So it is not possible to speak about reality. But through a master’s word we have to understand reality directly.    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-02-02Edited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com Wha at's New (now at blogger) to see more daily posts.]

Harder than Where's Waldo

Hard to believe, but Dan Welch is on the right in this photo.which comes from this page which is titled "Robert Nelson, Chuck Wiley, William Wiley, and Dan Welch filming a scene for The Great Blondino, 1966" - thanks David Silva

Monday, August 29, 2016

Help with Photos Info

Thanks to Louise Pryor, Rick Levine, Jerry Halpern, and David Schneider for adding names and info to the cuke Shunryu Suzuki photo archive. And now it will be easier to help us get more accurate info as there's a Photo List page with all the photos listed by file name with Title and Notes and it's on the Menu and linked to from the pages with the thumbnails - this will make it easy to search for photos by content. (thanks Peter Ford). 

Photo Archive Assitance

Thanks to Louise Pryor, Rick Levine, Jerry Halpern, and David Schneider for adding names and info to the cuke Shunryu Suzuki photo archive. And now it will be easier to help us get more accurate info as there's a Photo List page with all the photos listed by file name with Title and Notes and it's on the Menu and linked to from the pages with the thumbnails - this will make it easy to search for photos by content. (thanks Peter Ford). 

Reality

You may say being, or ultimate Truth. By ultimate Truth we do not mean something eternal, something constant, but we mean the things as it is, you may say Being or Reality. If we understand things as it is, that is reality.   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-02-02Edited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com Wha at's New (now at blogger) to see more daily posts.]

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Rest of Tassajara Guest Season cancelled due to Fire

A letter about this from SFZC president, Susan O'Connell.

Statements

There’s no perfect word. It is always involved in something -- some distortion always follows a statement. But through statements we have to understand the fact, or the event, or something which has happened to us.   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-02-02Edited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com Wha at's New (now at blogger) to see more daily posts.]