Zen in Pictures

Some beautiful highlights from my Zen pilgrimages.

2005. Me, taking my Zen vows.

In my robes, bowing in the dokusan room, first.

Now, walking up the stairs to the third story Zendo to take my vows.

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Receiving my vows from my teacher.


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Incense offerings.
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A wick from the pine, symbolizing the transfer of wisdom from teacher to student.

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France 2006. A pilgrimage to Thich Nhat Hahn’s Plum Village.


“Plum Village.”

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There is no easy way to get there, but the arrival alone is worth the effort.

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All the monks and nuns look beautiful with their traditional Vietnamese sun hats.

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Thich Nhat Hanh himself, led the walking meditation. I felt very fortunate to be a part of it.
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“The tears I shed yesterday have become rain.” These cute little sayings hang around the grounds, as reminders to be present.

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I also made a trek to Thich Nhat Hahn’s temple in southern California.

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