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After a very long break due to the woes of computer technology, I’m finally returning to my beloved zenscribe posts! And keeping my fingers crossed that this post will in fact appear: I discovered just now that nothing in the interface looks like it did before… Change happens, of course, everywhere, every moment. Everything is always never the same.

Just back from a magnificent weeklong retreat of writing and meditation at Dechen Choling, Shambhala’s European center, in the rolling French countryside not far from Limoges. The days were almost timeless, the moments shifting with our words and the clouds and sunlight and stars and slices of hazy moon. Some afternoons, as I sat writing at a long wooden table on the veranda, salt and pepper shakers and flowers in a glass cast long shadows as the autumn sun made its descent toward evening. By dinner time, the sky was dark, no sun in sight. But hard as I tried, I never could see the exact point at which one moment became another…  I know that every moment was singular, though. As were all the words of all the participants.

Saturday afternoon in Montreuil now. On Monday morning, our retreat in the Heart of Life will begin. Please come to visit this space every day to join in the marvellous ungraspable unfolding of our week of singular moments.

By | 2017-10-28T16:59:59+01:00 octobre 28th, 2017|Retraites au coeur de la vie, Textes|1 Comment

About the Author:

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. joel huta 30 octobre 2017 at 9 h 37 min - Reply

    Il est 9h35 et après plusieurs tentatives de post du message ci-dessous que je voulais poster à 8h35, une foultitude d’instants se sont écoulés…:
    Une pensée à vous toustes depuis Vailhauquès, près de Montpellier pour votre première méditation assise de cette semaine de retraite. J’ai déjà fait mon zazen ce matin à 7h30, comme chaque matin, mais je continue ma méditation avec vous maintenant de façon informelle, assis devant mon ordinateur. Gasshô

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