Here we are Practicing the Edge at Asilomar, October 2011
Arriving by air and road from as far away as Germany and England and as near as San Francisco, and many places in between, more than 30 Lost Coin clan members and their families gathered for another outstanding retreat/intensive.
Asilomar Conference Center perches on a particularly beautiful section of the Monterey Peninsula. We practiced together there for 5 days of zazen, dharma talks by Doen on how to really throw ourselves wholeheartedly into our lives/our practice, daisan, meetings on Lost Coin future plans, jukai ceremonies and a shukke ceremony.
We gathered both informally and formally in the zendo and the dining room, in nearby cottages and the beach, experiencing together the very edge of the enormous Pacific and our internal edge of practice.
We also learned to sit zazen through joyous and spirited gospel choir practice from the next building!
Caryn Shudo Silberberg
@photo credit Guila Greer