Not to be reached by traveling is the end of the world,
Yet there is no release from sorrow
Unless you reach the end of the world.
The one who is wise and leads a loving life
Begins to know the world. That one will go to the world’s end.
And then he will neither long for this world
Nor for any world.

Shayamuni Buddha
Anguttara Nikaya

With deep appreciation for my teachers and students.

Photo of Zen Mountain Monastery Ancestors Hall
by Caryn Shudo Silberberg