Wednesday, 19 December 2018

WW: Green sea anemones

(Anthopleura xanthogrammica. With support from elegantissima.)

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Signing My Work

P-3 Orion underside view 20080614

P3s – big US Navy turboprops – swept the village all day, thundering north-northwest over my camp, so close to the mountain they nearly left skid marks on the ridge. Eventually I realised they were all a just one plane, repassing every forty-five minutes. What the folks down below had done to draw such fire I never understood.

But somewhere, on some Navy base today, is a P3 with「鴉烏」scrawled on its belly in laundry pen.

(Tips on meditating under challenging conditions available here.)

(Adapted from 100 Days on the Mountain, copyright RK Henderson. Photo courtesy of Mark Wagner and Wikimedia Commons.)

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

WW: Je me souviens

(Ah, les fois que j'ai déneigé ça. Québec, tu me manques encore.)

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Good Video: From US Marine to Zen Monk

Here's another great Zen hermit video. This time it's former Marine and corporate warrior Scott Mangis. He's been inside (got okesa and the whole 8.2296 metres), but these days practices essentially on the Issa plan, as a family man and member of a freeform skete near Tokyo.

So cue 'er up, brothers and sisters. It's nine minutes well-spent.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

WW: Sesshin lunch