Sunday  Jun. 16th, 10:30 – 12. Meditation & Teaching with Rachel Boughton

Smashing Flower (Flour) Mountain

There’s a koan about a woman who makes donuts. In between working and washing dishes she decides to take up a spiritual practice, meditating on a koan about the true person of no rank. After a great awakening, the story culminates with her shouting to her teacher,

“The true person of no rank has 6 arms and 3 heads and she is working furiously, smashing Flower Mountain in two with a single blow!”

Without even being aware of ourselves, we are such powerful beings, superheroes. This is also what a practice is about.

Join us and discover your superpower. Meditation, tea, conversation and enlightenment. Good company, too.

Image – Woman in Cake contest Myanmar, traditional festival



Monday, Jun.17th,
7-9pm, Meditation & Dharma Talk with Rachel BoughtonSeparated 

Koan: T’sien and her soul were separated. Who is the true T’sien?

Long ago and far away there was a village with a girl in it, and she was in love. But the girl’s father said that she and her beloved couldn’t be together.  The unbearable choice between her family and her lover split her in two. She and her soul parted company. For quite awhile.

This is something that happens. We have the capacity to split ourselves like that and sometimes we do, in large or small ways. Sometimes it’s required, sometimes it’s convenient, sometimes it happens by accident or by violence.

We also can split ourselves off from what’s truly ours, our birthright, because it seems too big. And then it becomes the task to reconcile, to join soul and body together again.

Let’s come together and meditate and, as is always the case with meditation, put something together again that has been separated for a long time.

Photo John Moore – The Border


Thursday’s Lunchbox Zen is on holiday for the summer – will see you in September

A Look Ahead…

Sunday, June 23rd 10:30 – 12pm,  Meditation & Teaching with
Michael Hofmann.
Monday, June 24th, 7-9pm,
Meditation & Teaching with Rachel Boughton.

Weaving the World Together
A blog post from Rachel Boughton

Spread the word: Office Rental Space is available at our beautiful
Santa Rosa Creek Zen Center

Shared furnished office space, view of garden and creek, good for psychotherapy, counseling, tutoring. Rent is $150 for a single day for a full month.

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