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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.

 

A bird sings and the mountain’s stillness deepens.

 

A temple bell echoes the silence of the Universe.

 

 

 

Your sons and daughters stand before you once again, dear Honored Ones.

 

How many aeons have passed since we gathered here?

 

How many tears of joy and sadness have filled the oceans?

 

Here in your sacred presence we feel the warmth of your compassion.

 

And realize before taking a step, we are already home.

 

  

 

ieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

 

  

 

If you understand, things are just as they are;

 

If you don’t understand, things are just as they are.

 

Sensei Shingetsu Guzy

August 18, 2014

 

 

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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