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July Recess:
No Sunday Zen in July! Enjoy a July recess. We’ll see you again in August

August 4 Sunday Zen: With John Tarrant & Friends

August 8–11 Open Mind Retreat: With John Tarrant, Allison Atwill, & Tess Beasley

August 12 Zen Luminaries: Robert Hass in Conversation with Jon Joseph & Friends


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MONDAY ZEN with Jon Joseph: Who Calls You Home from the Rough Mountains?

July 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Free – $10


For whom do you bathe and make yourself beautiful?
The sound of the cuckoo calls me home.
A hundred flower blossoms fall, but the call is not stilled.
I go deeply into the rough mountains, and the call is there.  

These arrestingly beautiful lines, the seventh verse in the two five-verse collection called Dongshan’s Five Ranks, are some of the most lovely and poignant poetry in all of Chan-Zen. Why do we make ourselves beautiful by bathing and putting on makeup? 

The hauntingly gorgeous call of the cuckoo is our constant companion. It follows us home, it watches as we witness the hundred flower blossoms fall. It accompanies us as we trek deeply into the rough and broken peaks. This poem tells us, in a gorgeous and gracious way, that wherever we find ourselves, we are not alone, either among the flowers or in the rough and broken mountains.

Join us.

—Jon Joseph

Jon Joseph Roshi


COME JOIN US on Mondays for koan meditation, dharma talk and conversation. Register to participate. All are welcome.

Jon Joseph Roshi, Director of San Mateo Zen Community


July 15
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free – $10
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