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July 09 Contents

CommitmentDharma Talk
Soji Zen CenterOur Philadelphia sister zendo
Zen at United ChurchZen Buddhism and Christianity
Zen on MainFour voices from Northampton
Star NurseryPracticing at a distance
On Liturgy:3 pieces on Zen form
Ordinary ZenPhotos
Tao Wu's Condolence CallA koan comic
Duet with DoubtVideo
FloridaPhotos
Slot CanyonPhotos

I'm trying to photograph the absolute and the relative together: on the one hand, these are photos of sacred rituals, and on the other hand, it's just a bunch of ordinary New Yorkers doing something pretty unglamorous. Editing this project has been very difficult. I have to keep to a narrow path, not falling into the smarmy New Age romanticism with which pop culture depicts Zen, and also not falling into any cynicism in my attempt to be "objective". Somewhere in between is my actual experience of the Village Zendo: regular people profoundly committed to realizing the way.

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