Tribe of white plums

//Tribe of white plums

Tribe of white plums

I come upon a headline in the morning newspaper indicating that Facebook is a closed circuit, unlike the vast openness of the greater Web. Not being a Facebook « member » (or should I say « friend »?), I wouldn’t know. Hum… exactly the point… Perhaps I’ll have to read the article under the headline.

Meanwhile, it’s the morning after a gathering of my « tribe » of Zen relations, the White Plum Asangha, here in Montreuil in the Dana Sangha center. Part of the « family » traveled from America, part of it from other corners of Europe. And then here we all were. It felt like gazing at the star-filled sky on a clear night; the more I looked the more I saw the depth and bredth of our shared dharma: What makes us different is what makes us the same.
Am touched and honored and grateful to be a part of this group of such beautiful people, singular Zen teachers all going step by step into the unknown with an eye on the well-being of one and all.
The simplicity is incomparably inspiring. And the vibrance provides undeniable proof that this « way » is thriving moment to moment in this very « place. » That is, wherever you are.

By | 2015-10-02T12:02:18+01:00 mai 17th, 2010|Textes|1 Comment

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Enseignante Zen et poète, Sensei Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell est née et a grandi à Minneapolis, aux Etats-Unis. Arrivée en France en 1981 pour étudier la littérature et l’histoire, elle y est restée, s’installant à Paris, où elle élève ses deux enfants et gagne sa vie en tant que journaliste. The Zen teacher and poet Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell Sensei was born and raised in Minneapolis, but came to France in 1981 to study literature and history and has lived in Paris ever since, raising her two children and making a living as a journalist.

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  1. Cloud 18 mai 2010 at 2 h 29 min - Reply

    Sunday morning and after.
    Intoxicated by … dreams, illusions, bubbles, shadows, dewdrops, flashes in the sky… I, them, we contemplate each other through the shining mirror of "tu es cela"
    Thank you Sensei

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