The 100-day Ango with virtual TreeLeaf sangha started yesterday. I set up a separate page here on Appropriate Response
with the idea of establishing some structure for jotting down my Ango experiences on a regular basis, as well as sharing it with other fellow-practitioners so we can (re)connect and support each other in our focused efforts to bring life into practice. I believe loooking at those ups, downs and middlles in retrospect can also provide some insights. I will start the way it goes and will try to stay open as to the forms it can take.
On a personal and more progmatic level I would like to use this opportunity to bring the light of awareness into the areas of my life where I can sense being disconnected with the true self such as personal finances (mindfulness and money) and my relationship to food and eating (mindful and sustainable eating). I very much welcome Jundo’s decision to choose Dogen’s Tenzokyokin – “Instructions for the Zen Cook” – as a source to inspire us bring those perspectives into our family and work duties. How can we fully live out the buddhadharma where we are: in the kitchen, in the office, with our loved ones, with the strangers we meet every day or even when we are by ourselves?
If you are one of those who commited to follow through these 100-day period, I’d love to hear from you. (By the way, as Jundo pointed out in his first talk on the blog, it is never too late to join in. Besides, Widlfox Zen with Dosho start two weeks from now). What exeriences would you like to share? What is the hardest thing for you?