Please note there is a moon day tomorrow, Thursday October 19th. Enjoy the day of rest.
Walk With Me, a film about mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh, and the monks and nuns of Plum Village. Visit their website for more details.
The film is being released through Theatrical On Demand which requires a host for each screening and a certain number of tickets be reserved before a screening is confirmed. I am going to a screening at the Aquarius in Palo Alto on October 26th at 7:30. It is a confirmed screening and there are still tickets available as of this post. If you are interested you can reserve tickets here. If you cannot make the screening on the 26th check the Walk With Me website for the other screenings in the area.
If you have any questions leave a comment or contact me directly.
I hope to see you there!
Elaine and Ken highly recommend “Prince of Egypt” at TheatreWorks, MVCPA, through November 5. It is an excellent musical, about Moses and Ramses, and their all-too-human relationship as adopted brothers. Music by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin, and the animated features of Prince of Egypt, Pocahontas, etc), directed by Scott Schwartz, based on (and expanded from) their animated feature “Prince of Egypt.” Get tickets quickly, as they are nearly sold out already! Tickets through TheatreWorks.org
Janet and Thoa spoke highly of their experience attending the annual Ashtanga Confluence in San Diego. This year it takes place in March and here’s the schedule:
Here’s an insightful interview of certified teacher Andrew Hillam:
“Yoga is in fact very simple but it so is easy for us to get taken away from ourselves, making it more and more complex in our minds, trying to look for the answers in the complexity of the unreal. It is the tendency of our minds to get agitated and take us away from the yogic state, trying to find meanings in more and more layers, layers of ignorance, when the truth really lies in their absence.”
Note that the whole site has great content.
Hat tip: Danielle
The remaining dates for Kirsten and Mitchell are 10/9 through 10/12, and 10/23 through 11/2. Note the change, they will return from their break on Monday 10/23 instead of Sunday 10/22.
Two tickets available to Christian McBride at SF Jazz, Sunday 10/8, 7 pm. We can’t go because Ken has a cold. Good Seats: J-1 and J-3, Aisle. Face value: $65. Yours for the asking. Program: Christian McBride: Tip City and Remembering Ray Brown. SFJazz site says “Almost sold out.” Should be a good concert. Contact Elaine: elaine at theprocessworks dot org.
Kashōken, an internationally renowned ensemble of Japanese Shingon priests, will perform a Daihannya Tendoku, a “rolling reading” of the Great Sutra on the Perfection of Wisdom (Mahāprajñāpāramitā sūtra) at the Memorial Church of Stanford University. The Daihannya Tendoku is one of the most important rituals of Japanese Buddhism. It features the Great Sutra on the Perfection of Wisdom, one of the central texts of Mahayana Buddhism, and with 600 fascicles also the longest text in the Buddhist canon.
Hat tip: Suan Chew
Good news! Ram has recovered and we will be back with our monthly discussion on Sunday October 15 at 10:00 at Karen’s house, 336 W Dana St, 94041, until 11:30. Bring your translations as usual.
We plan to discuss sutra 2.22.
For the liberated one, the Seen ceases to be manifest yet continues to manifest for those still in bondage.