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Zazen with the tea master in Japan | by Shitao 石 濤
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Zazen with the tea master in Japan

The tea master of the monastery where I practiced, with two local kids one of whom is doing zazen while his sister displays the winter face that kids have from walking to school year round...


There Are Those Who Love To Get Dirty


There are those who love to get dirty

and fix things.

They drink coffee at dawn,

beer after work,


And those who stay clean,

just appreciate things,

At breakfast they have milk

and juice at night.


There are those who do both,

they drink tea.


--Gary Snyder

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Taken on December 12, 2008