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Hermitage Update, March 2006

Theme: Less and Lessoning.

Lent is lessoning.

Dogen Kigen Zenji said: Truth does not negate the false. The crooked does not hide the straight. (3. Dharma Hall Discourse, Eihei Koroku, Vol 1)

Francis of Assisi said: The brothers [and sisters] must be careful not to accept any churches, poor dwellings, or anything else constructed for them unless these buildings reflect the holy poverty promised by us in the rule. (Francis died on October 3, 1226. Just before, he dictated what came to be known as his "Testament.")

Lent prepares us to grasp less and less.

And learn what is there to learn.

With love,

, Cesco , Mu-ge ,
and all who grace Meetingbrook,



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Meetingbrook Dogen & Francis Hermitage is a Schola Gratiae et Contemplationis, i.e., a School of Gratefulness and Contemplation. Bookshop and Bakery opened 29 June1996. Hermitage was formed as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization in 1998 for the purpose of serving as a place of collation and recollection for the side-by-side practice and study of Buddhist Zen Meditation, Christian Contemplative Prayer, and the Engaged Service flowing from each. Central to Meetingbrook is its Laura Common – dedicated to a forum for individuals sharing practice with others, and its Schola -- dedicated to Interreligious & Interdependent Dialogue —Unveiling and Practicing Peace Between Ways. Donations are always gratefully accepted for the continuance and deepening of Meetingbrook.              

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