Covering the ground

April 2nd, 2009


This Saturday I’ll be giving the dharma talk at the Hazy Moon Zen Center. Come and join our morning program of sitting. And if you don’t know how to sit, then take our beginner’s class. We will all be beginners on Saturday.

This weekend Georgia and I leave for Amsterdam where we’ll be seeing the sights and making some of our own at a Zen Mama workshop on April 8 co-sponsored by Lof magazine for working mothers. They are giving everyone who comes the Dutch copy of my book and a piece of cake. Come for the cake! I am already so deeply impressed by the hospitality and sincerity of my Dutch hosts. We have a saying in Zen, “covering the ground where you stand.” It is the signpost of self-mastery. I feel as though I can do this one lying down, and laugh my head off.

Laugh and the world laughs with you, I’m out to prove.

I’ll be popping in from time to time next week, especially to offer my up-to-now untold personal testimonial about Amy Tiemann’s fantastic new edition of Mojo Mom, debuting on April 7.

Kom voor de taart!

Photo by Denise Andrade

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9 Comments »

  1. What a fantastic photo of you!
    Have fun overseas, I will be thinkin of you!

    Comment by Cat — April 2, 2009 @ 12:26 pm

  2. Three things:

    Your picture is fabulous!

    Amsterdam is pretty fabulous, too. Enjoy the beautiful city, the food, and the wonderful Dutch hospitality.

    On a more mundane note, I tried to download some of the Dharma talks from Hazy Moon. Itunes says Hazy Moon’s address is not valid. Given that you’re speaking, I’d love to be able to listen. Perhaps you give a “heads up” to the right person at Hazy Moon?

    Comment by Sharon Delman — April 2, 2009 @ 4:37 pm

  3. OK. I’m coming.

    Can I bring a bench?

    Look for me, I’ll be lost.

    Comment by Chris — April 2, 2009 @ 5:28 pm

  4. Chris, of course bring a bench, a chair, a crutch, anything, everything. You will not be lost, but found. We have all the room in the world because the rest of my sangha is on retreat in Mexico. A good time to come and be confused!

    Comment by Karen Maezen Miller — April 2, 2009 @ 7:14 pm

  5. great! See you Sat. morning.

    Comment by Chris — April 2, 2009 @ 8:32 pm

  6. Sharon,
    At the Hazy site, the iTunes button is still out. Try the mp3s.

    Comment by Karen Maezen Miller — April 3, 2009 @ 4:16 pm

  7. How wonderful to be able to travel with Georgia! I’d tuck myself into your suitcase if I could!!

    Comment by Shalet — April 3, 2009 @ 4:54 pm

  8. Love that photo of you! Good wishes on your wonderful travels.

    Comment by Judy Merrill-Smith — April 3, 2009 @ 6:08 pm

  9. That picture of you is awesome.

    And, since I don’t read Dutch, can barely get to the grocery store and still am your biggest fan … would love some clifnotes of this workshop!!!!

    Comment by Shawn — April 6, 2009 @ 12:08 am

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