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       Founders' Service Poem

Every month, on the Saturday closest to the 15th (Maezumi Roshi’s death day), we hold a Founders’ Service at ZCLA. During the service, the officiant reads a self-written poem in the Kaisando (Founders’ Room). On this page you will find poems read at a Founders’ Service.

 

 

DHARMA WORDS FOR BUDDHA'S BIRTHDAY 2016

Beneath the blue skies,

we gather here in the month of spring rains —

falling equally on everything,

nourishing friendship in The Three Treasures

Happy birthday, Buddhas!

On this day, the baby Great Sage took

seven steps forward …

His right hand pointed to the heavens,

his left hand to the ground —

and with unshakeable confidence declared:

“Above the heavens, Below the earth,

I alone am the Honored One!”

This plain Fact was revealed from the very beginning —

DIRECTLY BUDDHA, AND INDIRECTLY BUDDHA!

Emerging from the dark womb

into the lotus land of THIS

JUST THIS! 

 

wwaaaaaawaaaaaa waaaaaaaaaaaaaa

 

Today we celebrate the birth of the Buddha

in the midst of no birth, no death; no coming, no going —

LOOK: green grass and spring flowers everywhere!

Just like that!

- Egyoku April 10 2016

 

For Parinirvana poem by Roshi Egyoku read on February 13, 2016, click here.

For the poem by Roshi Egyoku read on December 8, 2015, click here.

For the poem by Roshi Egyoku read on May 16, 2015, click here.

For the poem by Roshi Egyoku read on March 14, 2015, click here.

For the poem by Sensei Shingetsu read on August 18, 2014, click here.

For the poem by Sensei Shingetsu read on June 14, 2014, click here.

For the poem by Sensei Shingetsu read on April 12, 2014, click here.

For the poem by Sensei Shingetsu read on January 11, 2014, click here.

For the poem by Sensei Shingetsu read on September 21, 2013, click here.

For the poem by Sensei Shingetsu read on July 13, 2013, click here.

For the poem by Sensei Shingetsu read on June 15, 2013, click here.

For the poem by Roshi Egyoku read on May 11, 2013, click here.

For the poem by Sensei Shingetsu read on Februaru 16, 2013, click here.

For Parinirvana poem by Sensei Shingetsu read on Februaru 9, 2013, click here.

For the poem by Sensei Shingetsu read on May 12, 2012, click here.

For the poem by Sensei Shingetsu read on March 17, 2012, click here.

For the poem by Sensei Shingetsu read on February 18, 2012, click here.

For the poem by Roshi Egyoku read for Parinirvana Day on February 11, 2012, click here.

For the poem by Sensei Daishin read on August 13, 2011, click here.

For the poem by Sensei Kodo read on May 7, 2011, click here.

For the poem by Sensei Shingetsu read on April 16, 2011, click here.


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