April 2012

Blossoms Falling

April 30, 2012

Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, a Zen teacher in New York City, taught me about the significance of cherry blossoms in Asian culture. “The Japanese see cherry blossoms as a symbol of our lives,” Roshi explained. “They come at the very early part of the spring, when it’s cold. Their beauty makes you want to cry.” [...]

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Full Bloom

April 27, 2012

At their peak, these cherry blossoms are bursting with beauty:

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Meditate with Me

April 23, 2012

My friend Kira Walton urged me to make an interactive meditation video. Thank you to Jimmy for filming me:

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Drunk on Cherry Blossoms

April 21, 2012
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We Can Always Begin Again….

April 19, 2012
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April 17, 2012

It’s Opening Day of the cherry blossom season in my front yard. Come take a stroll with me:

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April 16, 2012

Last year, I was very busy during cherry blossom season. This year, my battle with bronchitis has forced me to slow down. I’ve been very conscious of the nuances of my body’s healing process. And every day I’ve checked the trees in my front yard to see what they’re thinking and feeling as well. They [...]

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April 15, 2012

The trees in my back yard are watching the cherry tree buds along with me. Waiting…

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Happy Weeping

April 14, 2012

The first tree in my yard to burst into full bloom is this weeping cherry, which makes me very happy:

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April 12, 2012

My bronchitis is back. But so are the cherry blossoms in my front yard. Almost.

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