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Village Zendo ArtsA new group for sangha artists
Sensei Joshin O'Hara
Jaime Denko ApraezPaintings
Ross BlecknerPaintings
David Van BuskirkTextiles
Jean Yugetsu CarlomustoVideo
Sam ClaytonPaintings
Marc-Antoine DupontPhotograms
Matthew Daian FassMusic
GirlymanMusic
Rodney Musho GreenblatPainting
Liam Oshin JenningsSculpture
Nina Shuka KlippelPoems
Genine Koun LentinePublic Displays of Attention
Jeremy Tokuyu ManasiaMusic
Joshua Mitsunen MosesPoems
Steve Junryu ReedPoem and Photography
Aaron Ryuko ShraggeMusic
Sybil Myoshin TaylorHaiku
Julie Myoko TerestmanCeramics
Tim TuckerPoem and Photography
Expression is the interaction of you with this moment, with this reality—with everything that is going on around you.
—Roshi Pat Enyko O'Hara from "The Five Expressions"

"True Expression" or "Dotoku" is the name of our Village Zendo temple and of this Journal of sangha voices.

One of the Five Expressions of Zen, says Enkyo Roshi, is communication—a word whose root includes concepts of "holding in common," "exchanging together," "shared by all." And the Arts, of course, are an aspect of communication. As Roshi says, we express our true nature through the arts, and thereby express the Dharma.

Our sangha is extraordinarily rich in the creative arts. And so we devote this issue of the Journal to a sampling of these expressive riches—music, poetry, visual and media arts. We invite you to savor, to enjoy—and, by all means, to respond.

Winter
Village Zendo Arts
Join a new group for sangha artists
Leaving the Palace Walls
Joshin Sensei on the Writing Workshop
Jaime Denko Apraez
Paintings
Ross Bleckner
Paintings
David Van Buskirk
Textiles
Jean Yugetsu Carlomusto
Video
Sam Clayton
Paintings
Marc-Antoine Dupont
Photograms
Matthew Daian Fass
Music
Girlyman
Music
Rodney Musho Greenblat
Painting
Liam Oshin Jennings
Sculpture
Nina Shuka Klippel
Poems
Genine Koun Lentine
Public Displays of Attention
Jeremy Tokuyu Manasia
Music
Joshua Mitsunen Moses
Poems
Steve Junryu Reed
Poem and Photography
Aaron Ryuko Shragge
Music
Sybil Myoshin Taylor
Haiku
Julie Myoko Terestman
Ceramics
Tim Tucker
Poem and Photography
SANGHA MEMBERS ARE INVITED
to lend their voices to this journal. We welcome thoughts on practice, recommendations for books, movies, plays, art shows, contributions of a poem or quote or joke that express the dharma — or personal news such as a special accomplishment or an unusual trip. This journal is intended as a forum for voices of the sangha. Let us hear yours!

Submissions:
email sybil4atgmail.com
JOURNAL STAFF (alphabetical order)
A. Jesse Jiryu Davis
Nina Shuka Klippel
Steve Junryu Reed
Sybil Myoshin Taylor