I’ve been observing silence in the morning for many months now. It lasts from the time I wake up around 630 to 930 am. This is what i have obser...Read More
Early this morning, Sensei and the monks went to the seashore. Sensei told the monks, “Let me see how many of you can walk in my footsteps. I wi...Read More
Last evening, the pathway of the Monastery was carpeted with fresh, round, beady grey pebbles of gravel! The monks excitedly walked up and down the pa...Read More
This morning, after early morning silence meditation, Sensei walked with the monks in the lawns of the monastery. There was a fresh smell of pine in t...Read More
Yesterday Sensei and the monastery monks were resting in the main hall after early morning meditation. An old, stern looking Monk wearing maroon robes...Read More
This morning, Sensei and the monks had gone for a long walk. Near a field, Sensei stopped and asked the monks, “Look at my shadow. Tell me what ...Read More
Once Head Monk and Sensei went fishing with a fisherman in his boat. Shortly after they had settled into the lake, the fisherman caught two fish. This...Read More
A few days ago, after the evening meditation, Sensei gave each of the Monks a jigsaw puzzle box without saying anything. Last evening after the medita...Read More
For the past few days, in the late evening, Head Monk has been taking the Monks to the local cemetery. There, for almost three hours every day, the mo...Read More
Last evening, the Monks accompanied Sensei to a famous Tea House upon a hill. The Tea House was picture perfect. It had beautiful zen gardens, cosy wo...Read More
At the Monastery, we have interesting personalities. Sensei encourages monks to ‘be themselves’. Hence we have Laughing Monk, Truthful Mon...Read More
Last evening, a rather unusual guest visited the monastery. He was the country’s most notorious blackmailer and had just been released, after se...Read More
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