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This is another year Reb Anderson invited us to have a jam session with him at a Zen sesshin on the tiny island of Idöborg in Stockholm archipelago. I suspect Reb developed a strong bond with the island and the cold waters of the Baltic sea as he keeps returning to this place just as many of us do.

The little experience of sitting sesshins I have come from this environment, with this teacher and basically this gang so in a way it was like going home. Meeting some of the people at the boat terminal on our way to the island was like seeing old friends again – it felt as if we never parted. Apparently, nothing brings people closer than sitting, surviving the contents of one’s mind, and working, walking, eating and sharing living space in silence for about a week.  Quite a few of the people have been to Green Gulch Farm where Reb’s been teaching and/or sat sesshins with him in other countries.

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“Once” – twice!

Saw “Once” and loved it. Again!


The scene with the vacuum cleaner when the girl drags it along the city streets, onto the bus and in the café is brilliant! The hoover is like this little animal that is needed to bring them together. Later the music and the similarities of their stories will (both were about to lose their loved one but did not stop loving). The whole situation – when the guy at first says it is Ok to bring the hoover for repair and when she does seems surprised and says he cannot fix it without the tools – is somehow very realistic. Not very logical (he knew that he wouldn’t have the tools when he said he could fix it the next day but said OK anyway) but this is what makes it so true to life.

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