On Coming Full Circle
I want to thank once again so many of you who have so kindly sent their love, good wishes and prayers for my health, and to assure you that I am well on the way to recovery, feeling better than I have for the many weeks preceding my emergency. As you may know, it has forced me to curtail my travel plans; on the other hand the changes have already led to two very positive developments:
First, I’ve scheduled a retreat for August 26-28 in beautiful Laguna Beach, California. It’s called Big Mind/Big Heart Zen and Movement and will include some exciting new features. Please take a look at the Big Mind website for news about it and other events this Fall: the new Advanced Big Mind Facilitator Training in Salt Lake City; the Intensive Retreats in Vancouver and Salt Lake in September; the November Zen • Psychotherapy • Big Mind Retreat in Salt Lake City; and the Big Heart Retreat in Maui in December.
Second, after several years of homelessness and extensive travel, and spurred by my illness, I’ve rented a place where I will be living for at least the next half year. It’s in Belmont Heights California, the very town I was living in when I began this 45 year journey in Zen. In fact, the synchronicity of these events, combined with the impact of my recent brush with death, have led me to add a new final chapter called “Full Circle” to my forthcoming book.
I expect to be talking about these and other developments in this coming Saturday’s Telephone Conference Call, which I invite you to join me in.
And speaking the the book, “Spitting Out the Bones,” I hope you will consider, if you haven’t already, helping to support its publication this coming Fall. It has literally been years in the making, particularly these last few years which have taught me so much that I want to share, and I feel it is my most up-to-date teaching as well as my legacy. You can read more about it, and the special offer for those who support its publication, here.