Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Fall Happenings at SMZC!

Thursday Nov. 28 1pm-4pm
Thanksgiving on the Mountain
A Sangha-wide celebration of the traditional holiday in potluck fashion.  Everyone invited to bring their families and a savory dish to join the feast and give thanks together.  Please contact the office to sign-up (707) 545-8105 or smzc@szmc.net
Saturday, Nov. 30 10:30am - 12pm
Ametarasu's Mirror: An Autumn Journey
Roshi and Nyoze will present a some photos and videos from their very fruitful visit to Japan and Korea.
They will also share some of the priceless gifts they received on the sangha's behalf.
Also, Coming in February, 2014:
Special Kessei Practice Period
Please make sure to check out this important milestone for SMZC.

Finally, Tim Metzger has generously provided a video of Roshi and Nyoze's lecture, Social Media and Zen:The Paradox of Connection at Santa Rosa Junior College in October.
Check it out on Vimeo.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Social Media and Zen: The Paradox of Connection

Jakusho Kwong-roshi and Nyoze Kwong talk about the art of using social media and at the same time not letting social media use us. They talk about phones and tablets being created in order to make money and keep us all connected, but these devices unfortunately have no compassion, no consciousness or moral compass..."this must be wisely supplied by the user". They also caution us about mindlessly connecting to everyone but at the same time possibly losing that precious connection with oneself.

Social Media and Zen: The Paradox of Connection | Jakusho Kwong-roshi