Inter-are or interconnectedness is a classic teaching of Shakyamuni Buddha. The concept is also central to a student-teacher relationship. This is a dynamic relationship through sharing the Dharma in what may seem initially, from two different ends. This sharing is fluid as conversations ebb and flow about teachings and experience. The sharing effectively also shifts who is the teacher and student in a given moment.
Impermanence is the teacher of interconnectivity. Impermanence shows the way of continuity. In this relationship, both play an orbital role. Right Effort is maintained in the conversation of exploring the great question.
As the Falmouth Soto Zen Sangha moves into its second decade of operation, a new Practice leader will be responsible for the operation of the Sangha. I will assist her and believe we will be a good team.
As Guiding Teacher I will continue codifying The Falmouth Soto Zen Sangha Practice Path from Jukai to Shiho. There will be additional sesshins, and we will be active in new ventures that present themselves. I will be more available for Dokusan and work within the Silent Thunder Order. As your Guiding Teacher, I look forward to continuing sharing the Dharma with all of you, while spending more time with each of you.
Please join the celebration Tuesday night at 7:00/ET as we welcome Mokuo Nancy Sherwood to her new responsibilities as Practice Leader in service to the Falmouth Soto Zen Sangha.
May we all be well.