This time ten years ago I was fortunate to spend a few weeks at Yokoji Zen mountain canter in California
Monastic life there seemed simple, less stressful, everything had purpose, form and routine
It was a wonderful experience and one i will never forget, it taught me the importance of daily practice and living life wholeheartedly,
To deepen my practice, to let go of things i can’t control, being there for friends and community,
no matter what is happening we learn to truly embrace it, worts and all.
We are stronger together