Friday, January 15, 2010

Sunday 9/20/09
Just back from the first Sunday since moving back into the building. It's that important unstructured time in the schedule, the supreme practice of choosing how I will spend my time. What activity is beneficial? I can answer this on all sorts of levels - the need for exercise, the need to check in with the majority of humanity living in a perception of anonymity, the need to just get out and mix it up. I just had tea and toast and a few sweet impromptu encounters in the small kitchen with various sangha members in their various states of mind, took a shower and am now settling in to my little room on the third floor on this Sunday evening. I got up at at 7:30 this morning with the sun shining in - respectable hour, I think, given the way I've been living for the past year and a half. Had the traditional Sunday bagel and orange juice, the miscellaneous conversations with people streaming in and out of the student lounge, sat wordlessly with Blanche and Lou while they ate their breakfest, me reading the paper and checking e-mail. Left the building at 11:30 to walk to the Marina to meet Sara. We strolled about Marina Green, took in the fantastic sight of the kite festival, ate some good yucatan food. Caught the bus to the Sunset and met up with Kaz. We drank mai tais and margaritas together, and ate sushi and calimari and just talked and talked about Sit & Eat, his upcoming marriage, the future of Zen in America (it's time for us to forget about Suzuki-roshi, he feels) and how to make money and become "financially independent." All in all a textured and engaging day, which makes me well prepared for the 5 am wake up bell. Going downstairs now to check e-mail, then it's off to bed for me, well before 9:00. This is perfectly reasonable to me.
Saturday 9/26 One Day Sit, Beginning of Practice Period
Building felt full, zendo as well. Served tea with an entirely untrained crew and they were complete bodhisattvas, all concentrated and sincere. So inspiring. Zenkei gave the talk to a packed Buddha Hall and mentioned that we in the building sometimes take ourselves too seriously. Her topic was joy. Ended with dinner in the dining room, then an opening circle in the Buddha Hall where we offered bows, incense, and our intentions/something we want people to know about us. Zenkei told us how many grandchildren and great-grandchildren she has. Someone said they wanted us to know that they value humility. Another person said that they are devoting this year to charitable work, and they are starting with themselves by doing this practice period. The benji said he is "available" and true to his word he has volunteered to give the first way-seeking mind talk this week. Seven new residents and a total of 35 doing the practice period, although the line is always blurry with ongoing residents. First day ringing the wake-up bell, although the fukudo forgot she didn't have to do it, and we ended up doing it together. We both said "Ohayo gozaimas" to Zenkei as we ran by her room and heard her "Hai!"



Sunday 9/27
Several people went to Grace Cathedral with Vicki to witness the Tibetan monks with their mandala, some went to the Folsom St. Fair, and others went to Japantown to pick up mochi and matcha and to drink sake. Lucy makes dinner with Blanche and Lou on Sunday nights, and I was invited to join in, along with Liping, freshly arrived from China. Delicious meal of egg drop soup and stir fry, not to mention very good company. Blanche shared stories with us about the man who created the stained glass depictions of Katagiri's and Suzuki's gasshos. She is reading the new book on Katagiri-roshi and is really enjoying the personal account of him by one of his students. Some of the stories kind of make SF Zen Center sound stuffy and over-inflated, which is not such a bad thing for us to keep an eye on.



Monday 9/28
Off and running. New residents introduced themselves at work meeting. We had the formal practice period opening ceremony in the morning, complete with procession to all the altars. We didn't follow the notes at all as to who was to present incense to whom at each of the 6 altars (zendo, kaisando, 2nd floor bathroom, kitchen, office and Buddha Hall); I think Zenkei wanted to improv a bit on that. Chanted the Heart Sutra back in the Buddha Hall. Lots of sickness going around - Director, Ino, Tanto all have a cold/flu. Much talk about hand-washing and covering coughs and sneezes in the zendo. Everybody is taking up the practice together - even cleaning doorknobs regularly - so no one is getting singled out as a germ cop. The zendo for afternoon zazen was packed - wow, what a difference. We've added an evening zazen on Mondays 7:30-8:05 and 10 people showed up. We finished with the Pali refuges and I led the bows but went out with everybody and then said goodnight to each person at the shoe rack. There is a young man named Rory who comes by to help with dishes and sit with us. He squats in the abandoned UC Berkeley Extension building and was recently robbed, so we went to Goodwill together to get him some warm clothes. He also picked up a Zen 2008 calendar and a Calvin and Hobbes book. He loves Dogen.



Tuesday 9/29
Forgot to mention that I've begun doing a daily personal service for the well-being of the teachers and monks of the practice period. This form had been recommended by Akiba Roshi back in the late 90s at Tassajara, and Blanche mentioned it as a way for me to include Darlene. I offer it specifically to Zenkei Roshi as leader of the practice period, Kenpo Sensei as my heart teacher ( I hardly recognize that name as Darlene) and Shuun Sensei (Lou) at Blanche's gentle request - which I am so happy to do. I have all three of their photos on my altar. I offer incense, prostrations and chant the Shin Gyo and a special eko:

May the merit of chanting the Maka Hannya Haramita Shin Gyo awaken Buddha's compassion and luminous mirror wisdom,

May the good health of Zenkei Roshi continue,
May the healing of Kenpo Sensei continue,
May the good health of Shuun Sensei continue,

May the monks of this temple be peaceful and free from calamity,

And may we, together with all beings, realize Buddha's Way.

All Buddhas, ten directions, three times…


I do this service after ringing the wake-up bell; it completely changes my frame of mind as I walk down to the zendo.

Also, the Benji-to-be Mike Sullivan, the Jisha Barbara Machtinger and Zenkei and I had matcha and mochi on Monday morning in the Art Lounge after the breakfast chant. I made bowls of tea for everyone and we discussed how often realistically we could meet for a simple tea. In a dream world it would be every morning after the wake-up bell before zazen, but Blanche, thankfully, is committed to keeping it real with her limitations. We're going to try once a week - on Mondays after the wake-up bell. On that day I will do the personal service after breakfast. The benji will make the tea and have it all ready in Room 10 five minutes after the wake-up bell so I can change into robes. We'll have 10 minutes together before Blanche and Barbara begin the jundo.

Speaking of the benji, what a dreamboat he is. What I mean is he is completely plunging into this role. And while people keep telling him he seems happier than they've ever seen him to be, he also mentioned to me that he wants to flee Zen Center and the practice period and benji. He, like me, is working with his tendency to bolt. What great fortune I have to be given such a companion. He is really honest with himself and also with me. And he cuts hair...

Last night Diana Gerard pulled me aside to ask my view of Rory. She would like to bring him in as a guest student, but there is quite a bit of hesitation on the part of the director. Diana wanted to know if I felt he was sincere (I do), and whether he might be using drugs (I don't think so). I was so happy to hear of someone else keeping an eye out for him. We may come up with a little scholarship for him between the two of us, and serve as an advocate/ally/sponsor for him if this goes through. Clearly he's in a precarious living situation and has a strong feeling for practice and sanctuary.

Afternoon zazen continues to be very full, even with sickness making its way through the sangha. Lots of activity in the building after dinner: a sewing class, a class on the Ox-Herding Pictures and a class on Right Speech.



Wed 9/30
Began soji today with the benji - we take care of the main floor bathrooms. Noon service we chant the Sandokai alternating between English and Japanese. Lots of people and everyone is signing up for jiko, kokyo, doan and shoten. Excellent energy. I've begun transcribing Blanche's talks - I have a shoebox of indiscriminately selected lectures from this decade and the last, both at City Center and ZMC, classes and zendo/Buddha Hall talks, dining room talks, sesshin talks. My goal was to do one a day, but that may be unrealistic. I'd rather do them completely, if more slowly. Lou had a copy made for me of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his monks chanting at the sickbed of his friend Vaclav Havel. I sat here at my desk on the third floor overlooking the intersection of Oak and Laguna and watched the traffic negotiate itself as this deep, full sound surrounded me, penetrated me. Mysterious and natural at the same time. I want to learn how to accompany someone like that. We had our first practice period tea. We will meet every Wednesday afternoon at the time of zazen in the back of the dining room before breaking into four smaller groups of 7-8 people. Blanche, Jordan, Rosalie and I each lead a group. We served the tea and treat to each other in that semi-formal way in our group, then after chewing and drinking silently we each said something about appreciation. As it turned out, we also talked about non-appreciation, which I was very happy about. These opportunities to be with each other are precious. Connecting beyond the actual words we say. Jordan gave the lecture and talked about giving. Very beautiful and with quite a bit of impact. We have several non-residents in the practice period, and they came to both the tea and the lecture. Had dokusan with Paul in the morning, which was connecting. I enjoyed hearing him talk about his feelings about the phase Zen Center is in now, that the Capital Campaign may be a big failure, or a big success. We don't know. He leaves for Tassajara tomorrow.



Thu 10/1
First Way-Seeking Mind talk this morning, which happened to be given by the benji-to-be. Sat one long period of zazen with a 5-minute interval. Some people stood at their seats facing the wall, some changed positions, some continued in stillness. Some tried to high-tail it out of the zendo but the Ino stopped them. The tenzo noted that not as much coffee is drunk on Thursday mornings during practice period because there's no kinhin (aka coffee-drinking opportunity). I'm in very good company with this crowd - lots and lots of coffee drinkers. Rory was accepted as a guest student and spent his first night here. There he was in the zendo, and I'm so glad he was here for the student talk this morning. He said he was cold, so he put on his big parka. He's looking a little dazed, and when I caught him wandering around the hall after work meeting which he didn't make it to, the poor guy said "Where am I supposed to be?" I brought him to the Work Leader, and on the way mentioned the big transition for him, but his reply was that he needs the structure. Paul said goodbye at Work Meeting. He will be back every three weeks and said we could sign up for dokusan with him through Lucy. The benji and I helped make hot lunches with Rob, the Homeless Outreach volunteer, along with Elizabeth from the practice period and Jane, another volunteer who is also a student of Ed Brown. Elizabeth and I rode with Rob in his blue pick-up into the Tenderloin to distribute the stew, salad, juice and granola bars. Even though it was the first of the month (many people more interested in using their check to buy drugs or alcohol, apparently), we still got a huge response. Blanche and Jordan's first class on Zen Mind Beginner's Mind began - 7:30-9 in the dining room. About 35 people, which makes for a big crowd. We broke into small groups of four or five to discuss the Prologue together. My group had two brand-new students who'd never been to Zen Center, never sat zazen (didn't even know what it was) and never read ZMBM. What a delight! They heard about the class through a friend who has sat here. I was struck by how much Blanche resembled Suzuki-roshi - her face took on a different quality during class as she talked about his teaching. I liked watching her and Jordan interact. Much discussion afterward in the small kitchen; didn't make it to bed until 10.



Fri 10/2
Rory seems to be doing better. He's in the schedule groove now - sweeping during soji, and he introduced himself at work meeting. Kind of interesting to see how a self-described anarchist will respond to Zen forms and ceremonies. This is an urban temple and I am an urban shuso. Okay! Elizabeth MacDonald's youngest son has been hospitalized - what started as the flu has turned into pneumonia and now he's on a ventilator and the doctors say it doesn't look good. She has flown to Seattle to be with him. The benji-to-be came to ask me if I was free to replace him as jiko for afternoon zazen as he was elbow-deep in pizza dough. Dinner was just wonderful, by the way. The kitchen is really spoiling us; what a treat. Zohra Kalinkowitz opened her show of latest photographs from Japan. Just beautiful; one in particular I found deeply moving: a mother ape holding her baby gently as it nursed.



Sat 10/3
Blanche and I did a well-being ceremony for Elizabeth's son this morning in Room 10 after oryoki breakfast. Later, after nenju, we did another one in the Buddha Hall with participants in the practice period. Yvonne Rand gave today's lecture. She spoke clearly about compassion, using stories of her intimate encounters with Suzuki-roshi to describe kindness to oneself and to others, including the need for boundaries at times. Many stayed for her Q & A afterward. At one point she mentioned she "would never dream of chanting in Japanese before a lecture." She feels it's time for us to take up our own way of transmitting the dharma which is not so Japanese-fixated (my paraphrase). I thanked her for coming as she was going out the door, and she replied by saying she appreciated very much being asked, and it was all due to Blanche. Suzuki-roshi memorial this evening - densho started at 5:45. An impressive turnout of about 15 people. Jordan was the doshi and I was the kokyo. Blanche was attending the Soto Shu conference.



Sun 10/4
Part 2 of Suzuki-roshi memorial at 8am; densho at 7:45. Jordan was kokyo and Blanche was doshi. About 10 of us altogether - not bad for a Sunday morning. Approximately twenty kids came to help with bag lunch-making for homeless people this morning - part of Elizabeth Cleere's group from the French-American School. Alec, Mary and I walked over to the Castro Street Fair to help Hartford Street Zen Center collect donations and be a friendly, welcoming presence at the entrance to the fair. I came back to the building to find that Alec had loaded a 60-second video of me on YouTube "tagging" a San Francisco street with a rainbow. I'm developing a reputation - it's headlined something like "Zen Center Shuso Defaces Public Property." We used beautiful chalk in six colors, and Mary wrote WELCOME over it. Screening of The Mark of Cain at 6pm in the dining room, about the use of tattoos in Russia's prisons. Very hard-core, difficult to absorb. The filmmaker was there, as were many different kinds of people. Feels great to open up the building like this. We had some food donated by La Mediterranee and Trader Joe's. Lots of help from people in setting up, and cleaning up.



Mon 10/5
One of the guests who is here from Ohio with his partner for the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival ran the wake-up bell with me. They are just loving being in the building with us, steeping in the temple life. Tea with the benji-to-be and Blanche this morning after the wake-up bell and before zazen. I thought it was lovely. I wouldn't mind doing it a couple days a week if Blanche is up to it. It's a nice start to the day, to have our bodies in that little circle for a few minutes, even if we don't say much. I made her matcha and Mike had a pot of green tea going for the rest of us. The jisha has tonsilitis so she is having to lay low. Sickness is a big practice around here. Shuso Entering Ceremony (which is tomorrow immediately after morning zazen) rehearsal with the staff and Blanche and me. I just cried and cried over my lines, especially "I have received Buddha's precepts and have entered this temple, and I deeply appreciate your teaching, but I am not yet ready to be shuso." Wow, those ancients knew what they were doing when they scripted this so long ago. New guest students from Italy and Colombia/ Gainesville. The benji-to-be cut my hair - pretty short but still a head of hair. Feels appropriate not only for tomorrow's ceremony, but also for the value of some body-to-body time with him. He's got a regular service going on down there in the laundry room; I think the most recent former shuso is next in line. Speaking of the MRFS, Bernd in his capacity as Shoki went through the jundo form, as well as the Buddha Hall form for lecture. I will be giving my way-seeking mind talk on Wednesday night, and apparently we use the same form as a usual lecture, complete with jiko and chanting. Memorial service at the time of afternoon zazen for a friend of the Ino's sister who died suddenly and unexpectedly. Evening zazen included five of us. Meditation in Recovery met upstairs as usual, a very large and established group.



Tue 10/6
Shuso Entering Ceremony this morning after the Robe Chant and Heart Sutra. Something about the mokugyo just opened me up and tears were just streaming throughout the chanting. During the ceremony, it was the line "May your good health continue" that packed a punch this time - just seeing Blanche there, eyes on me. At work meeting the Benji was introduced, and he let people know the sign-up has begun for shuso teas. The Shoki was also introduced by Blanche - Bernd - who is a senior shuso charged with training the new shuso. What a wonderful, sweet and very handsome support group...The director has let us know that it looks like Elizabeth's son has swine flu. She will be speaking with a doctor to find out if it would be better for Elizabeth to not return to practice period in order to protect the residents, although she mentioned we can't quarantine ourselves from it altogether. Blanche, Lou and I did a well-being ceremony after work meeting; we will continue this at that time every day. I was doshi for noon service for the first time, although both Jordan and Blanche were there. In the future, I will be on stand-by to fill in if neither of them can make it. Just before afternoon zazen Darlene called, which prompted my going downstairs to find a beautiful vase of fall-colored flowers - a yellow rose, some orange Gerber daisies and a whole assortment of gold and yellow flowers in there. What a lovely gesture! I was really touched and felt her desire to be close, which means the world to me. Sewing class in the evening: Alan Block is working on a priest rakusu, I believe. It was nice to see him again; last time I saw him was at Norman's group in Corte Madera in July. Darlene's student Julia was there working on her okesa and she let me make a few stitches. I was very tired at 8:30 when class ended, but I noticed Blanche was still in there at 9:00 with Alan. Long day!



Wed 10/7
First morning for the shuso/benji jundo. So far so good. Well, not really. There seems to be a structural flaw in the flow of things where the shuso is doomed to collide with the doshi. It's a set-up. How to meet this? Not walk through the gaitan? Run in the zendo? I'm hoping for a clue from the Tanto, who saw the whole thing. Continuation of well-being ceremony for James Sullivan, Elizabeth's son who in fact does have swine flu. I spoke with her this morning. She sounds good, is sitting with him in the hospital. The doctors say his condition should take a turn for the better soon - he's been sick for a week now and the flu just has to run its course. He is still in critical condition, however. Still on a ventilator. All his organs are healthy, it's just his lungs that are impacted. He is her youngest son. She wants to stay with him until he stabilizes, then return to the practice period. She doesn't think she will be infectious when she returns, but understands the concern of the director, particularly given that there are residents who have HIV and whose systems are particularly vulnerable. In the practice period tea, our small group had a lively discussion on zazen - is there such a thing as "bad" zazen? Is seiza legitimate? Is full lotus the only respectable position? Consensus was no, yes, no. The feeling was very supportive and encouraging of each other. I gave my way-seeking mind talk in the Buddha Hall. It's kind of a funny combination of official talk (with the chanting and the jiko) and personal story-telling. I suspect that there were several things I touched on that would be helpful for me to come back to in more detail and with careful consideration in my upcoming talks, like the priest/lay question, non-residential practice, the specifics of my suffering, class issues. I'm very glad to have more speaking opportunities. The room felt like a big hug. Very appreciative of the presence of Jana and Jeffrey, two old-timers for whom I felt a good deal of affection.



Thu 10/8
We have a solution for the morning jundo: the doshi will go to the Buddha Hall first, then the kitchen. The timing now is perfect. We started our shuso teas today. Doing one 4:30-5pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and also at 8-8:30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It's a lot, but it's nice to offer them one-on-one, and to open it up to residents and staff and the public. We're holding them in my room, which is quite cozy and inviting. Worked in the kitchen in the morning since the tenzo is away and they are a little short-staffed. Didn't get to any transcriptions today - constantly having to juggle other events that arise. I offered also to fill in at the front office so they can have some relief; the shika says they are taking on a lot of work. I will have to schedule in the transcription work and really stick to it. I've only done four or five to date. Class in the evening was just delightful. It's still a big group - even bigger with drop-ins - but it still feels intimate. Two people each time are discussing a section they are particularly interested in from Zen Mind Beginner's Mind. I enjoy hearing and watching Blanche talk about Suzuki-roshi's teaching. And Jordan is a wonderful watcher of the group to ensure that people are invited to join into the conversation. We spent a good portion of time discussing posture, and Blanche mentioned that she and Jordan, and I in training, will be adjusting posture during zazen. I am really looking forward to that, because I have some questions about my own posture and I think it will help to study what is happening with other people and how Blanche responds.



Fri 10/9
Zazen was very sparsely populated this morning. Victoria and I had breakfast together in the art lounge and she gave me her impressions of my talk. I so appreciated this time with her. She is an important, encouraging and grounding presence for me. Her yoga classes in the conference center begin on Monday. Any donations she receives from us will be used to buy yoga props for the residents. We are chanting well-being every morning after work meeting - Blanche, Lou, and sometimes the benji. This is a wonderful daily ritual. Nice walk with the benji to pick up some mochi. Tea with Daigan and Tova - a lovely threesome. Yesterday the afternoon tea was with the Italian guest student Jacopo and in the morning with Brian, a practice period resident from Austin. His parents will be visiting soon, at which time he will come out to them. He is only 22, and I am impressed by his maturity and sense of connectedness with others. The practice period in general feels like it is brimming with a kind of helpful energy - people just jump in to help with dishes and doan jobs. It's deeply enjoyable. A delicious Friday dinner of mushroom risotto and kale, with chocolate pudding for dessert. My oh my.



Sat 10/10
Oryoki and then Edward Brown's lecture and book signing. Very funny, good to have him in the building. Nenju in this temple is a little dubious - we open it to just anybody to come, and this creates a bit of confusion for practice period residents. The container kind of dissolves. Also, there is no apparent role for the shuso. The energy seems to falter a bit here, ending the week on somewhat of a whimper. I wonder if a conversation about this would be helpful? The decision has been made and announced that for the rest of the practice period at least we won't be chanting in japanese before and after lectures. Very interesting. No sooner was this done than I had lunch with a new student who said she came back to Zen Center for a second visit because she was so intrigued by all the chanting in Japanese. This is how these things seem to go. Visited Yoshi's in the afternoon for her second annual "Flip Side of Yoshi's" where she presents a whole day of Japanese culture - calligraphy, ikebana, kimono fashion show (with also a priest-wear fashion show featuring Akiba-roshi - what a good sport he is) and Yoshi dancing an improvised duet with another woman as well as a sweet little solo with her ballet slippers and scarf. She is really interesting to watch in action - committed to her own internal creative life, and sharing that joy with everybody, letting it move in and out of her "professional" life. It was fun to see the mix of jazz singers and musicians, traditional women in kimono, the Japanese business community, a handful of lay and priest Zen practitioners...they ended with a simple and powerful dance of about ten women in kimono with fans, accompanied by this Japanese jazz singer - a gorgeous woman with long dark hair and a sliver of a black dress - singing a traditional Japanese folk song in kind of a bluesy way. She told me later the song is called "Castle Moon" and it's about how no matter what kind of fighting is going on on the ground, there is always the moon, just there silently hanging in the sky. It was great to see Yoshi again, and Akiba-roshi as well.



Sun 10/11
This is a very, very hard day for many people. No structure, echoes of Sundays with family, lots of loneliness. Many people are taking up cooking dinner for themselves, not just heating up leftovers. Kind of a busy feeling in the kitchen. Dinner with Lucy, Lou and Blanche again. A wonderful egg drop soup for a cold, gray evening, and a nice stir fry. Some good hot tea and good company.



Mon 10/12
Big day. Tea before zazen with Blanche, jisha and benji. We had mochi as well, since I have a big box I really need to move through. We all got confectioner's sugar all over our robes. We began Vicky's yoga class over at the Conference Center at 7:30am. About 18 people were there. Went about 45 minutes and at the end she had us sit in zazen posture and boy what a difference. No more compacted spine; lots more space between the discs. Very helpful. Lou, Mike and I chanted well-being after work meeting; Blanche had dokusan. I was invited to the staff stand-up meeting; Anna is leaving for a five-day retreat at Spirit Rock and she wanted to check in with everybody before she goes. The kitchen is down a couple people so I will pitch in when I can this week, although I don't seem to have any time anymore. I still haven't gotten to another transcription. Mel's first class on the Transmission of Light - this promises to be good. Very intimate group of about 12 of us. Sonja stopped by my room for a bit of tea; she's on her way from Tassajara to Denver to be with her mother for a few months before she lands at Green Gulch for the practice period with Reb. Really good to see her and she seems to be doing better than ever, in my view. Tea with the benji and some discussion on how to meet these ceremonial roles where we are expected to be in the schedule all the time. He's feeling very tired and somewhat overwhelmed. The reality of what he's committed to is sinking in...I want to be there for him completely, whatever he needs. So we ate more mochi together and drank too much green tea. Then I had another tea with a student. These are very important, to have this one on one time so people can open up. How I am going to get through 2 1/2 months of all these sweets, however, is another question. The benji made a delicious cardamom, chocolate and orange cake, by the way. Evening zazen tonight at 7:30 had about eight of us ending the day with the Pali refuges. How lovely.



Tue 10/13
First time as morning service doshi. I was offered a kotsu by the Ino but declined since I haven't yet received the transmission from Blanche. On Tuesdays it's the well-being ceremony, beginning with Shin Gyo, Hymn to Prajna Paramita, Kichijo Dharani, then Metta Sutta and Kannon Gyo. Tea with Jerome and his crew of Avatamsaka Sutra readers in the Art Lounge. We celebrated his 18 years of continuous reading with some cardamom cake and coffee all around. First dokusan with Zenkei since practice period began. We are going to try this every Tuesday after work meeting. This is really important. A big issue that has come up is how to uphold ceremonial roles clearly, without falling into arrogance or coyness. I am going to make this a koan this practice period. It's emotional. And it involves a whole mix of cultural issues - Japanese, American, not to mention my own particular blend. We had a cross-cultural communication training in the afternoon with a Mohawk facilitator from Quebec. It is valuable to look at what we all bring into this community/temple - what are our assumptions and expectations. I would love to gather together regularly and pass the talking stick. Who are these people I practice with and what do they care about? What will come out of me as I hold that stick in a circle of my tribe? I am faltering a bit - sniffles and kind of feeling cold a lot. More settling in and finding my way. With these first big rains of the season, the bougainvillea cascaded from the brick wall into an enormous fuscia prostration across the courtyard. Flooding at Tassajara, we hear, but everybody is safe down there and meeting this fully, I imagine.



Wed 10/14

Yoga class over at the Conference Center 7:30-8:30 with about 13 of us. Very helpful, simple poses focusing on the lower back. Helped in the kitchen in the morning - two of their staff are out due to sickness and vacation. Very strong practice there visible in how people treat each other. Met with Bruce in the afternoon. He lived in the building and practiced at Tassajara in the 70s, and has been doing his Saturday night dinner prep shift every other week for the past 30 years. One of our stealth benefactors - low key and kind. We enjoyed a wide-ranging conversation about the old days and this new phase with the Capital Campaign as we watched John Lombardi lead a crew to hoist the bougainvillea back into place. They secured it to the brick wall with three heavy duty wires. Looks like it should withstand the next storm. Took a nice walk through the panhandle with the benji - first time out since Sunday. Big topic of conversation is how to meet the feeling of overwhelm we're both experiencing. It was helpful to talk about it together. Practice Period tea focused on a quote from To Shine One Corner of the World: a student asked Suzuki-roshi if he watches to see if his students are keeping the precepts, and Suzuki-roshi replied that he watches how the students treat each other. Our small group was thoughtful, deep, quiet and heartfelt around this question. I am continually impressed by the depth of sincerity and inquisitiveness here. Blanche lectured in the evening - a very enjoyable, satisfying and connecting talk about the dance we do with each other as we're helping each other. There was something about her self-acceptance and humor that was appealing and timely. She leaves early tomorrow morning to participate in her granddaughter's wedding in West Virginia.



Thu 10/15
Just before noon service my phone rang. It was Elizabeth, who had left the practice period two weeks ago to be with her youngest son James. He had been hospitalized with what turned out to be swine flu, and now she was calling to let us know that he died earlier in the week. What a shock. We immediately changed noon service to a well-being ceremony for her. Jordan spoke with her later in the afternoon regarding her wish to return to practice period. She hopes to come back next week. Once she's able to get medical confirmation that she's not contagious, she will in fact return, it looks. She has indicated that this is what she would like to do, that it would be the most helpful to her right now in the face of the immensity of this event. The memorial service in Seattle is Saturday; we will offer one here upon Elizabeth's return. Blanche left just before morning zazen, and as she was offering her departing bows in the Buddha Hall, someone up there accompanied her on the big bell, which of course set off the fukudo's han into the second roll-down downstairs. A comic moment that had the fukudo, shuso, benji and tanto in a bit of a scramble. Blanche finally got off without further incident; Lucy drove her to the airport. The jisha and Diana, acting director, will pick Blanche up on Monday evening. Mike has begun dividing his time between benji activities and caring for Lou while Blanche is away. Brent is here to sleep in Lou's apartment and help with dressing and bathing, I presume. Mike will get Lou down the stairs for meals. The big thing is helping Lou into the electric chair at the top of the stairs because it can be quite dizzying without a spotter there. Mike, Lou and I did the well-being circle together after work meeting. Nice to have this time with Lou. Helped Rob with making and distributing hot lunches today to people on the streets. We got really pressed for time, so my tea with the guest student Stephanie turned into recruiting her to join us after she finished with the guest student tea (that would have been a lot of tea-drinking anyway for one person). It was really enjoyable to spend the time together in that way - doling out the lentil stew into Chinese take-out containers, putting in the little plastic spoon, loading all the granola bars and juices onto the truck and heading into the Tenderloin. Stephanie works in child welfare in Vancouver, but had never done this kind of on-the-street work. We walked back to the building together afterwards and she described her life to me. I am once again reminded that we never know where a person is coming from. They're guest students to us, but whole worlds are there...Class tonight - a very connecting discussion around breathing, from the section in Zen Mind Beginner's Mind. Particularly poignant given that Elizabeth's son was on a ventilator for his last days to help him breathe. Puts a whole other light on something easily taken for granted.



Fri 10/16
The official Shuso Book has resurfaced and is now in my hands. It dates from 1993 - first entry by Wendy Lewis. Second entry is Darlene's - I recognized the writing immediately. Very spotty entries - Bernd as most recent former shuso hasn't written anything yet but that may still come. Still, a wonderful thing to hold in my hands, to see the handwriting, to be in touch with what arose for each shuso. Not sure if I'll print this out and stick it in there at the end of this experience, or if I'll do a little handwritten page or two in summary. The initial intention for writing was to have contact with Darlene, to continue to be in relationship with her and also Tony on a nearly daily basis, but I also recognize the preciousness of keeping a record, upholding a lineage. Jordan and I met this morning to discuss three things: Elizabeth's return next week, Nenju, and my future relationship with Zen Center after the practice period. Regarding Nenju, it seems that this ceremony doesn't make much sense here in the city, at least the way it's been done. Tomorrow we may not do it, because Grace Schireson's book signing (new book on Zen Women) will probably consume people's attention right up until lunch. In the event we do continue with Nenju, the Tanto feels that the Shuso should stand between the practice period leader and the Tanto and receive bows during the jundo. Regarding my future relationship with ZC, this came up because a sort of mid-level administrative manager approached me with a job offer kind of on behalf of the president. This felt weird and inappropriate, and I began thinking that Zen Center culture has really changed and I'm just out of it. Maybe I'm just old-fashioned, but I recall the days when this would be couched in some sort of practice language, and would be initiated by the Tanto or Abbot or Director. The institutional model is rapidly changing here and no one knows who's in charge or what the protocol is anymore. It was good to sort some of this out with Jordan, who is in the midst of drafting some of his own reactions to the Board, which is meeting this weekend at Tassajara (despite recent flooding). Big-time growing pains, and definitely the time for clarification.



Sat 10/17
We did Nenju after all. Jordan asked me to be doshi. Bernd was kokyo and I felt the joy in the room. Do we use the 24 hours or are we used by the 24 hours? Grace's lecture was provocative and engaging, and there was a lively and intimate discussion in the dining room afterwards. I think many copies of her book sold that day. I sat at the "Welcome Newcomers" table for lunch, and it filled quickly with a young man who had visited Green Gulch every year with his mother for Buddha's birthday, a woman guest who is from South Carolina and interested in finding sangha, another woman from BZC who had never been to City Center before, and a third woman who has been coming for a year but it was the first time she actually had spoken with anybody! Joining us were Bernd and McNeill who helped carry the conversation. Very enjoyable. In the evening, after a delicious dinner prepared by Jamie and her mother of spanakopita, the James-Meyerhoff clan (Keith's mother, brother, sister-in-law, nephew, Leslie, Jamie, Shogen and Sebastian) showed a movie in the dining room. Nice, warm feeling. They've been around all weekend, having a little vacation while the Board meets at Tassajara. They said the road was horrific coming out - particularly flooded just above the parking lot before the first switchback.



Sun 10/18
Since I got the heads up from Blanche that Lou likes fried potatoes, Mike and I made a tortilla espanola - eggs, potatoes and onions - with the help of Stephanie, the guest student from Victoria. The jisha joined us, and Ingen also. Curtis was able to connect us through Skype to the wedding in West Virgina, so we all gathered around his computer in the student lounge to watch Blanche conduct the ceremony for her granddaughter, and Lou got to participate after all and without the jet lag. What a blast to see him interact (or not) with his wife and two daughters. Blanche kept talking to him and waving, and Lou just sat there, with the rest of us waving around him, until finally Blanche said "Well, will you at least wave, Lou?" So he did. In the evening, Mike and I made pasta primavera for Lou and ourselves, and it turned into a a little party when Keith and Leslie, and his mother, brother and sister-in-law joined us. Yummy, too. Mike made a nice alfredo sauce, and we had some delicious carrots, red onions, zucchini and kale all mixed in there. Mice have made it up to the third floor now. The tanto reported one in his office on the 2nd floor a few days ago, and now Genine saw one go in under her door. I think I'll still keep my door open, but maybe only during daylight hours. Sure would be nice to get a temple cat. (I'll be sure to stand up on its behalf if the monks from the east and west halls get into an argument over it.) It appears that after I left the Residents Meeting yesterday to go down to zazen, everybody talked about the 3rd floor women's bathroom and how to care for it given that guests and guest students use it, and lo and behold two women have re-committed themselves to using it again (it had gotten so bad that 5-6 women on the third floor were using the 2nd floor bathroom). The remaining handful of women who have not given up on their bathroom now report feeling supported by the sangha and there's an emergence of energy and re-dedication. We'll do a weekly DAI SOJI on Wednesdays 4:30-5.



Mon 10/19
After the Tanto's jundo in the morning, he came over to me and asked if I would lead morning service. I said yes, then he presented me with the kotsu, so I received it. Oh boy. I had practiced with it last week at Blanche's recommendation after the Ino had invited me to choose one the last time I was doshi, but I had declined at that moment because I hadn't been trained yet. I consulted with Diana Gerard about it, because I remember she never used it as shuso. She replied that Reb didn't think it was appropriate until after the Shuso Ceremony. Everybody seems to have their own point of view about it. I was, however, happy and intrigued to work with it once it was offered. I remember Darlene saying something about how it's something to hold on to in the vastness...something like that occurred to me also right in the midst of service. I appreciated it very much, holding its curved smoothness as I stood face to face with Shakyamuni. Yoga class with Vicky - the numbers are dwindling, so this means we have more one-on-one attention, which I'm really grateful for. There were about eight of us, I'd say. The benji and I walked to Japantown after chanting well-being with Lou. We picked up a box of mochi so he could have a break from baking since he's been doing overtime caring for Lou (Blanche is due back this evening). Mel's second class on Keizan's Transmission of Light. Good to have him around and for new students to have contact with him - he stayed for lunch. In the afternoon quite a group of us traveled over to Emeryville in three separate cars to participate in the Cremation Witness Ceremony for Michael Steingraber, a sangha member who died last week after a long illness. Powerful experience, clearly helpful for so many (including Michael himself, who planned it with Greg over the last few months of his life). We chanted Metta Sutta and Dai Hi Shin Dharani, followed by the Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo as we circumambulated his coffin and placed flowers in there with him. We continued chanting as his body was brought into the furnace room, and the Ino's eko (We live like a cloud in an endless sky...Gate, Gate, Paragate...Go, Michael, Go!) accompanied him right into the fire. Immediately after hearing the roar of all those flames, we came out to the sound of pouring rain - an absolute downpour. Arrived back to the building in time for tea with a student, then zazen (last minute doshi with the benji as last minute doan - I'm so grateful for Mike's vow of availability), then a delicious dinner and evening zazen with just three of us tenderly chanting the refuges in Pali together.



Tue 10/20
Blanche has returned intact. Had three teas today with a total of five people. Made five bowls of matcha. Maybe it's extravagant to offer matcha, but I certainly am enjoying whisking it, and also drinking it. I can practically feel the anti-oxidants kicking in; helpful with so many in the building getting sick. We are trying to scale back on the number of teas, but today was the day for accommodating people who can't make the usual tea times. Attended practice committee today for the first time. Continuing discussion about how to help Elizabeth re-enter the practice period with the community's full support. Tim Wicks has very graciously offered to fix the ties on my okesa; I can't seem to get to sewing class, and he's worried I'm going to end up with it around my ankles right in the middle of morning service. I have gratefully accepted his offer.



Wed 10/21
Yoga in the morning. I realize Vicky is giving us very precise instruction; really feels like mindfulness training. Made a couple of calls to doctor friends - Andrea Thach and Keith Wiley - to find out incubation time for swine flu (less than a week) and their suggestions for proceeding with Elizabeth's return. Attended Staff meeting for the first time. Anna is doing a great job as director taking care of the feeling of these meetings - a flip chart with agenda items and time allotted for each; an appreciation at the beginning, and a check-in at the end to hear how people felt the meeting went. Felt like caring for one body with its many expressions. First DAI SOJI in the 3rd floor women's bathroom. What a great feeling in there now. We emptied out the shelves of abandoned items, cleared out the bathtub area, clarified who will do what. Very strong, connecting experience. Feels like a re-commitment not just to the bathroom but to each other. Practice period tea small groups were to discuss a quote from Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, but our group ended up discussing the practice (the feelings, the experience) of being sick. This felt really important, especially given that everybody in my small group was sick or had recently recovered from being sick. I am somewhat reminded of the giardia practice period at Tassajara - the feeling that everybody is just falling one by one. How to cultivate stability without confusing it with denial. As someone said, they felt better after talking about it together. I'm learning so much, and everybody else is, too. The benji made chocolate chip/pecan cookies this evening after the dharma talk. He's working hard.



Thu 10/22
Watching myself respond to all the sickness by manic activity - helping in the kitchen for a half hour, rushing off to the lobby bathrooms which the benji and I hadn't been able to clean for three days and had run out of toilet paper. Within this feeling that everything is falling apart, trying to do it all. This is old habit energy. However, I did find it energizing to take care of things and people and I promise I will take a nap if I get really tired. Gargling with Listerine, cleaning out my nostrils with Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap and warm water, washing, washing, washing the hands, drinking water. Student talk this morning and Blanche taught the class in the evening (Jordan at Green's with Paul Haller and others - much intrigue throughout the building). Three volunteers showed up to help Rob with hot lunches for homeless people, so I visited the sick people at 368 - Nadia and Steven. Bernd has been bringing food to lots of people; we're clarifying how the residents' reps can help and who else needs to step in (like me) given that so many people are down. Lovely teas in the morning with Konin and Tanya - so womanly! - and in the afternoon with Charlie. Wow, these teas times are so important. So much gets expressed. Diana had asked me to be at the evening zazen right at 7:30 because she would be arriving a few minutes late from her prison outreach meeting, but I saw Carol Benjamin on the way and she agreed to take my place so I could be on time for class with Blanche. There is a lot going on around here. Beneficial activity, endless opportunities to say "yes, I will do this; no I am not available to do that."



Fri 10/23
Another shift in energy. People are coming out of sickness. We're now turning our focus toward the mice in the building. Met with Roland from the Russian River Zendo to help him prepare for being doan for their upcoming three-day sesshin. Got the Ino okay to play with bells and forms in the zendo. Wonderful dokusan with Darlene; right in the middle of it all, to be able to sit across from her was comforting and stimulating. Tea with a student - more lively conversation and I am still struck by the level of maturity in practice here. Just listening and encouraging continued practice. Orientation in the evening for tomorrow's one day sit - a group of 8 students, all women, who are brand new to a one-day. One woman asked for clarification on how to enter the Buddha Hall; this can be a very intimidating thing - I remember it well. I used to hang out in the lobby and watch everybody else before I dared to come in. So scared to be the first one, no idea which row to stand in or when to bow. We did a little zazen instruction to address particular issues - arthritic knees (seiza bench) and legs that fall asleep (higher zafu).



Sat 10/24
One-day sitting began at 5am and ended at 9pm with Pali refuges. Oryoki breakfast and lunch; medicine bowl dinner in dining room. Tea in zendo. Left a card and flowers in Elizabeth's room; she is expected back tomorrow.



Sun 10/25
Took the benji out for brunch today to the new Nigerian restaurant down the hill. Very good to walk together and talk extensively about practice issues.



Mon - Wed 10/26-28
Tea before zazen with Blanche, the jisha, benji in Room 10. Restorative yoga after zazen. Mel's class on Transmission of Light. Helped with lunch dishes - covering for someone who is sick. Then around mid-afternoon I started feeling it hit me. Incessant sneezing, energy starting to drop. Went to bed and basically stayed there for the next couple of days, with a few intermittent appearances. I've gone to noon service, which is good since Jordan is also down. Blanche still seems to be holding steady. Did the wake-up bell and jundo, but then headed straight back to bed. Sleeping lots, trying to stay warm. Feverish, headache, congestion, sore throat. Residents' Reps are complaining that we need a new system for bringing food to sick people. General agreement that sick people should stay out of the kitchen and confined to their room as much as possible. I don't like the thought of possibly infecting Blanche in the zendo, so I've erred on the side of caution. Really have to feel this out. Rejoined the schedule at evening zazen time, which was a rehearsal for Sejiki. Maybe I let some of my demons out making all that noise, but I felt better and attended the lecture in the evening of Acarya Arawana Hayashi. Wow - what a treat she is. Student of Trungpa Rinpoche, dancer, she was for me the embodiment of womanly uprightness. I just steeped in her presence. Her talk was on compassion and bravery in everyday life. The encouragement is to go into the mess of it all, to trust the deeper process. To talk less and be more, as she said Trungpa used to say. It was very enjoyable to consider Suzuki-roshi from her side. She didn't meet him, but said that she felt Trungpa Rinpoche to be less lonely after having met Suzuki-roshi.



Thu 10/29
Up and at 'em. Energy much better, but still a little shaky. Can't go back into mania, definitely not. Sat through morning schedule, which was glorious. Student talk by Charlie was deeply moving and personal with lots of wonderful, heart-opening questions from the sangha. Brought food to the benji, who slept right through the wake-up bell, poor guy. Made an appeal at work meeting with the outreach coordinator (jeffrey) for hosts for our wee trick-or-treaters tomorrow night. He provides the candy, they just need to be in their rooms for 10 minutes at the appointed hour. And they get to keep the candy. City Center is all decked out in spooky, provocative ghouls - I especially like the priest looking in the mirror, seeing a devil: "Takes One To Know One." Only a priest together with a devil. Some talk at the breakfast table about how to fully acknowledge the sickness running through the sangha - should we call a 3-day interim? Staff apparently brought this up yesterday in their meeting. I think it's more about those who are still standing (while there are still some standing) encouraging those who are not to stay put, to just be completely sick. If we're well, our responsibility to the sangha is to be in the zendo. If we're sick, our responsibility to the sangha is to be in bed. The kitchen is taking up lots of excellent precautions, like using cloths soaked in hydrogen peroxide to clean tables. There's hand sanitizer everywhere.



Fri 10/30 
The building is looking fantastic. The work leader has decked out the Buddha Hall, lobby and main hallway with all kinds of ghoulish creatures. The Shika and crew have fabulously decorated the dining room in preparation for tonight's dinner. Renee dressed up as Betty Boop and I as a gaucha cow girl, and we accompanied Jeffrey down to Clara House where he let the kids paint his face before we painted theirs. A group of about 10 kids and their adult companions walked up with us to dinner and then trick-or-treating at 300, 368 and 340. We ended with interactive storytelling at Mary Watson's - she dressed as a witch and surrounded by candles. Lots of spirited activity.



Sat 10/31
Paul gave the talk today on this Halloween day. It was great to see him and hear him speak about hungry ghosts and other demons who need our attention and care. He joined our Nenju circle right in the middle. I was happy to remember to stand up in the midst of the jundo and bow to him - a little curve ball. We both had a big smile on our faces. This city practice really keeps us all on our toes. The Newcomers table filled up quickly; this time Gretchen joined me to help with conversation. Marie came with me to the East Bay where we each had a Feldenkrais session with Marjorie Moore. On the way back we stopped above the Golden Gate Bridge so she could get some pictures. (The Bay Bridge is still closed.) In the evening a large contingent got dressed up and headed out to hear jazz. I sent them off in the lobby while my bath water was running upstairs. Was in bed by 9 and happily drifted off soon thereafter.



Sun 11/1
Began actively preparing for Wednesday's talk. Many thoughts and feelings have been percolating, but today's the day I began writing things down. I really don't know how this will go. I feel completely humbled by the practice, the practice period, the practitioners. Walked with the benji to the panhandle and for some chicken soup at a Thai restaurant on Divisadero. It's so nice to have this kind of time together. Ben, one of the new residents here for the practice period, asked to talk with me in the morning and it turns out he feels he needs to leave to take care of his personal life. He and Blanche had a good conversation in which she asked him to continue the work to save all beings, which he recounted to me with a big smile on his face. He will say goodbye at work meeting tomorrow and meet with the director. He plans to continue to sit in the afternoons with us, and possibly attend the Wed tea small groups. How to be there fully for people as our lives just keep careening along. What is true support and encouragement?



Mon 11/2
Tea with the jisha, Blanche and benji before zazen. I'm so glad we take this time together, even if it's just once a week. It's really a great way to start the week, just quietly sitting together and seeing what comes out of our mouths for the 6 minutes we have. Zendo felt much fuller than it has in recent days. People may be on the upswing. Maybe all those demons did get released over the weekend and we can have a fresh start. Yoga with Vicky. Met with Robert Thomas after work meeting in the art lounge for about an hour and a half. Linda Galijan was also there - this is about their interest in my taking up the Tass Rez director position. It was a really good, connecting conversation, covering a lot of terrain. I felt I could express my feelings and thoughts and questions completely. We centered much of the discussion on how we treat each other, how we take each other into consideration (or don't) in the midst of all the activity of caring for this temple/community/corporation. I think we all agree on the importance of coming back to zazen, and ourselves as practitioners, taking care of the practice and each other. The bigness of Zen Center isn't a problem in itself; it's just will we keep our priorities straight? And do we agree on what they are? I think so, but I also think we need to build into our daily life more time for check-ins like this. Mel's class at 11, shuso tea with Jay, one of the new practice period residents. He is brand new to practice, and was very curious about how it is for me at Zen Center. He wonders how I can sustain happiness when others around are so gloomy...this was very provocative, particularly given the conversation earlier in the day. It's got me thinking about whether I'm conning everybody. I do believe myself to be happy, although I experience all kinds of stuff, clearly. But am I relentlessly sunny and driving everyone nuts around me at ZC? I'll have to check in with Blanche about this. Zazen in the evening with 6 of us, most from practice period. How wonderful to chant the refuges together.



Tue 11/3
Zendo feels good again. Doshi for morning service - have to rise slowly, in stages with bows because dizziness is still happening with all the congestion. But I really enjoy standing in front of that image of Buddha. Today I was noticing the folds of flesh in his neck. Jordan is down, and according to Anna it seems he has swine flu. Practice committee did quick check-in after work meeting. Followed up on Ben. He and Anna spoke yesterday; it seems the nature of their conversation was more about now what will he do - a job, place to live...I was curious to ask if she spoke with him regarding what she seemed to bring up with me on Sunday - the impact of his leaving on the mandala of practice period. No, it seems. I guess what made it complex was that it all came down on a Sunday. At any rate, it seems he was held gently through this decision, and that's a good thing. Mike, Blanche and I chanted well-being, then I had dokusan. It was great to be able to speak at length (probably too long) with Blanche about all the things swirling around in me, particularly on the eve of giving a talk. Sandra from Development came over for tea. She lives at the Tibetan house up the street, and had all kinds of questions and thoughts on emptiness and the self. Boy, that was a shot of energy. Between the conversation and Mike's lemon bars plus Tova's Joseph Schmidt chocolates, I was flying around the zendo during zazen. Suzuki-roshi memorial up in the kaisando and it's particularly sweet with Hoitsu and Chitose-san here. Lucy did a great job as kokyo. Worked on the talk in the evening.



Wed 11/4
Suzuki-roshi memorial with Hoitsu as doshi. I just loved watching him up close - the way he holds the kotsu, how he bows, how he handles the offerings, the way he offers incense. This naturalness, a genuine presence. He sees me and says "Ah, shuso!" How utterly charming and invigorating. I stand up taller when he's around. Ingen will begin offering chi classes on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings when there is no yoga, so we'll get a daily dose of bodywork around here. Staff meeting was really nice - people bring food, Anna has the agenda all laid out, there was a quiet, connecting, playful feeling. Practice period tea in the afternoon - not many people around. Sickness, work schedules. One resident forgot and went to zazen. We talked about the most important thing in terms of how we came to practice. My small group regularly meets in the Buddha Hall, and it was a kind of comforting and familiarizing experience knowing that I was going to give the talk that night. I so deeply appreciate the shining-eyed tenderness of practitioners here. Speaking later on, I once again felt carried by the practice even as I kind of just lobbed out half-formed thoughts and feelings...it seems this is how I will become more acquainted with me, with this person, by doing these kinds of things. I am so grateful for everyone's patience and generosity and all the space I'm getting. I am achingly aware of my limitations, with my lack of intimacy with myself, and how Lou and Darlene and Blanche and everyone in their own way, whether they realize it or not, are helping me to come closer to my own life.



Thu 11/5
Curve balls everywhere! I had consulted with Blanche, and we decided that I would take off my okesa after the shuso jundo since Hoitsu is sitting there without his. Blanche said she'd be going directly to dokusan, not sitting in the zendo, so the seating seemed to be fine. But when I got in to the zendo, I failed to notice that Robert had moved us all down one - I guess he knew Rosalie wasn't coming - and he had to quietly gesture to me as I began to place my zagu at my usual seat. Well, then he was surprised when I got down into chokei to remove my okesa...I thought it all was very intimate and kind of sweet. We're attempting to pay attention. Jonathan leaves again today for LA where he is going down to be with his father. His mother believes this will be the last few weeks of his life. I gave him my phone number in case he wants to talk and told him we'd keep including him in well-being chanting. Ingen begin his tai chi-chi gong-aikido-kung fu in the Buddha Hall this morning. Three of us from practice period joined him. Such beneficial activity. Dokusan with Darlene leading right up to noon service for which she joined us and I was so happy about that. It's great to do these ceremonies with her; feels like she's coming closer in to the practice period, something I can share with her. I'm turning to the shuso ceremony invitations - they really should go out tomorrow. I'll do my best. Working with Shundo on some photos maybe I could use. Want to keep it simple, and stay close to the theme of practice period. Tea in the afternoon with Ingen. I appreciate so much his signing up. We had a surprise visit in the middle of it from Blanche letting me know she wouldn't be at afternoon zazen. I liked seeing her there in my doorway. It made me feel like we're in this village together, always available to each other. Class in the evening - Jordan still on the mend - was somewhat quiet. I feel people are kind of tired; I know I was. Still a feeling of discovering Suzuki-roshi's way together. Straight to bed after class.



Fri 11/6
Hoitsu and Chitose-san said good-bye at work circle. He's a delight right up through his exit. Wonderful energetic presence. Heading into a very busy weekend with Laura Burges' workshop on forgiveness, the funeral and ashes ceremonies for Michael Steingraber and the Volunteer Appreciation event at Greens. Met with Luisa, a woman from Clara House who had told me at Halloween she was interested in volunteering. We had tea in the dining room, then I gave her a little tour of the Buddha Hall and zendo, and we finished at the bookstore where she bought some rose incense. She is planning to come on Tuesdays for noon service, lunch, help with lunch clean-up and maybe work in the bookstore until 4:00. Had two student teas, and also went to Judith Keenan's art opening - what a great crowd. Many people I knew from Tassajara work periods. By 9pm it was down to a group of about 6 of us - all women - just giggling and telling stories in the art lounge, surrounded by Judith's wonderful portraits, many of Tassajara practitioners and workers. What enjoyment to have dinner with Darlene and Blanche and Lou.



Sat 11/7
Steve Stucky gave a wonderful talk suffused with his warmth and strong, good energy. Newcomers table at lunch was packed; even though it's nice to sit at a round table, maybe we should move to a larger rectangular table. Laura Burges's Forgiveness workshop in the afternoon in the Buddha Hall. Rehearsal for tomorrow's funeral right after that. I was glad to be in bed by 8:00.



Sun 11/8
Funeral in the morning for Michael Steingraber in the Buddha Hall. Beautiful and spacious feeling. I loved seeing the two little dogs Chica and Koko running about. Ashes ceremony in Golden Gate Park in the afternoon. Volunteer Appreciation party at Greens in the evening - what an important event. It feels good to acknowledge the maha sangha and how they also create Zen Center. The reason we can say that we feed homeless people is due to one volunteer's efforts - Rob Bullen. There weren't a whole lot of people there, but still, there was a very positive feeling and Green's was just great. Nice food, lovely wine and very friendly staff. Susan O'Connell spoke for City Center, Sukey for Green Gulch, Leslie for Tassajara. Steve Stucky was there, in all his warm-heartedness, leading us in chanting the Metta Sutta. (It's such a good thing we have this chant available to us, even though it's not from our lineage. There must be something from our lineage we can use on such occasions...but what is it?) It was a really good, energizing walk there from City Center; Blanche told me later that Lou used to walk there every day to wash dishes at Greens - when he was about 70.



Mon 11/9
Some people irritated this morning - very busy weekend and it's always hard on residents when there's so much going on in the building. I also feel a little rough around the edges. Will need a nap, but the shuso invite needs to go out today. Thaddeus has committed to help me pull it together, and Shundo has e-mailed me the photo I want to use - the stained glass of Suzuki-roshi's perfect gassho with the crooked fingers. Dai soji this morning to re-arrange the Buddha Hall after yesterday's funeral - that gave Mike and me the opportunity to thoroughly clean the main floor rest rooms. Mel's class - a very intimate little group discussing Bashashita and Funyomitta. I was running around bringing food and ginger tea to Marie, who was the last hold-out of those falling sick (along with Anna again), then shuso tea with Elizabeth (very important time to be together and hear how she's meeting the enormity of her son's death), zazen, dinner and straight to the zendo for evening zazen. When I got back to my room, Thaddeus was on his way out to Kinko's to print out the invitations. Bless him.



Tue 11/10
Got the shuso ceremony invites into the mail - what a relief. Thaddeus really came through and I will be taking him out for brunch on Sunday. I'm looking forward to spending some time with him; I think he has an interesting story. He's not ready to give his way-seeking mind talk yet - he wants to run it by a few people privately first. He will be staying on as a resident after practice period. Practice Committee - brief discussion about the tai chi and yoga classes on weekday mornings and how that impacts the feel of breakfast in the dining room. The tenzo wanted this brought up. I thought he was making a good point. It's a tough call, because the body practices are so helpful for zazen people and that time before breakfast is the best time for doing this kind of activity. Vicki mentioned she'd been trying to get yoga happening at City Center as part of the schedule for 25 years. We decided to continue with yoga and tai chi classes for the practice period, and those of us in the classes will commit to eating together in the dining room afterwards. We also discussed a memorial service for the mice in the building who will be eating the poison we're putting in the courtyard in the next few days. The problem has been growing over the past few months - there were four mice running around the small kitchen, on top of the stove, last night while I was in there with a guest. We'll do the ceremony in the zendo on Thursday morning before the student talk; there should be plenty of residents there - that's after all who we're doing the ceremony for, I think. It's one of those difficult situations where you feel kind of stuck. Wonderful tea with Gretchen - she has a PhD in Engineering, and she's working tenderly with What Is My Question? This is so great - definitely not in the realm of the intellect. Sewing class in the evening, where the good thing about being shushed was that I finally got done sewing my sections of Darlene's ceremonial robe...Went to bed all trembly and recommitting to accepting this self - "perfect just as you are" - while looking at my impact - where I can "use a little improvement." I love that gassho of Suzuki-roshi...



Wed 11/11
Staff meeting in the morning; Anna is still down and probably will be recovering for the rest of the week. Noon service was dedicated to veterans - we chanted Loving Kindness Meditation (there it is again). Very nice eko; spot-on in terms of the effects of war and aggression. A good, brisk walk with the benji in the afternoon - got some more matcha, genmaicha, and also some fresh mochi for the remaining teas this week. Practice period tea felt fuller. My small group talked about the mice infestation of the building and the staff's decision to bring in an exterminator (the same company who helped us with the bed bugs a couple of years ago). Thoughtful, kind discussion. Martine Batchelor spoke in the evening and just wowed us with her fresh sense of humor and directness. She just launched right into a description of the precepts as she's practiced them in Korea. Her husband Stephen was there as well; they both ate dinner with us. I had a kind of moving conversation at dinner with one of the guest students, a man in his sixties who is here with his 30-year old son. He is from Lodi, where he works as a packer for General Mills. He is three years from retirement and has come to Zen by way of Ed Brown's movie How To Cook Your Life. He first saw it on PBS, then proceeded to watch it seven more times. It inspired him to bake bread for the first time in his life - which he's done several times now - and to also start sitting, which he began with us for the first time this week. Pretty cool. I think Suzuki-roshi would be pleased!



Thu 11/12
Morning service in the zendo. We chanted Dai Hi Shin Dharani for the mice, which surprised me. I thought that was just for humans. I'm glad we didn't put a card for them on the altar. Still, it was important to acknowledge this act of ours, especially since Martine last night, coincidentally, talked about the Korean Buddhist practice of viewing the precept of not-killing very literally, of taking all creatures - not matter how small - into deep consideration. I cringed at least a couple of times, but I felt, when she responded to a question about our complicity in war even though we're not actively killing someone, that she helped me understand a little bit more about the difficulty of working with this. We do our best, and we acknowledge our mistakes and also the complexity of some situations. Hot lunch preparation for homeless people in the afternoon - Rob and I were joined by a former guest student named Marin and Elizabeth. I'm so glad Zen Center continues to support this program; I personally find it really helpful to just do something concrete - feed hungry people - and not just think, feel or talk about it. Once again, a deeply connecting tea with a student; this person has a very interesting story (vogue performer on the NY nightclub scene for five years at the Sound Factory!). I am so glad we're able to welcome in so many different kinds of people. We're big enough that we can absorb a lot, and I find this richness and (yes) diversity so deeply satisfying. Class in the evening with Jordan. It made a big difference when he asked everyone to move in closer, to all be on the rug together. It was immediately noticeable that people interacted more readily.



Fri 11/13
Mini zazen check-in with three of the guest students in the Buddha Hall this morning during their break. How inspiring - they are full of inquisitiveness and right effort - just naturally occurring. Blanche has let me accompany her as she goes around the zendo checking posture, and has encouraged me to do it on my own. It's a wonderful thing to offer. It also feels like more training in considering other people, taking them into consideration. It really kind of re-orients zazen for me - I'm not just sitting there for myself. I also remember how helpful it was to have Blanche, Teah and Barbara Kohn give me some life-changing words and touches - just a little bit to make a big difference - while I was sitting there in the zendo. Tea with Jim Fitton, who used to live at City Center in the 80s and is back now as a resident. Another low-profile, long-term practitioner who I kind of marvel at. In the evening after dinner we had a book reading by Joe Loya, who wrote the recently published "The Man Who Outgrew His Cell." He spent two years in solitary confinement for a murder he didn't commit, although he was guilty of a series of bank heists. His honesty and self-reflection were powerful and tenderizing. I felt emptied out afterward. We ended with five minutes of silence/stillness.



Sat 11/14
One-day sit ending with shosan with Blanche and dinner in the dining room. Steve Weintraub gave the talk: his parents felt that Suzuki-roshi "could have worked in a luncheonette" - meaning, he didn't let "Zen" get in the way of warm-heartedness, of meeting someone. Took Vicki Tran to see Where the Wild Things Are for her birthday. We ate cookies and malted milk balls and she had a Mexican Coca-Cola. I'm looking forward to our Thanksgiving dinner at Zen Center; the sign-up sheets are out and I'm glad we're extending the invitation to non-resident practitioners. This is a nice place for people to come, to be together and all pitch in to have a delicious and nutritious meal in good company.



Sun 11/15
Thaddeus and I had a delicious brunch and a good walk in the Mission. Very relaxing day filled with good conversation in the student lounge, courtyard and dining room with various residents. Vicki Austin won't be able to come to the shuso ceremony because she'll be with her mother in New York, but she says she will give someone her question to ask of me. My stomach is lurching at the thought...she also gave me some very helpful words of encouragement - to meet each question as if someone were coming to my door, and to not fall into the "nervousness I had sometimes at Tassajara." Okay! There's a really warm feeling in the building on Sunday evenings these days; lots of different people cooking, Myoki making kombucha to share with everybody, Chris Stillson making his various torts (caramelized onion is my favorite), and Lucy cooking for Blanche and Lou (I missed it last night - they're starting a little earlier now - but I had some delicious leftover hot and sour soup).



Mon 11/16
Tea this morning with Blanche, Barbara, Mike in Room 10. Blanche shared some mochi with us that Chitose-san had given her during their recent visit. We'll have tea again this week on Friday. Our well-being chanting this morning included young people affected by homophobia and fear and ignorance - Daigan had received a request from the father of a high school girl whose friend had committed suicide over the weekend. Apparently the young man, openly gay, had been driven to despair due to the behavior of a group of his classmates toward him. Residents are signing the card for Jonathan, who is due back Tuesday or Wednesday from his father's funeral in LA. Mel's class led right up to service, which featured Mike's debut as kokyo. There are many opportunities to step beyond so-called comfort zones and stretch; I'm inspired by his doing so. A walk through the Panhandle in the afternoon with Marie, followed by two teas back-to-back (we're doing two a day now in these final days of practice period) with Alec and Piper. Shining practice bodhisattvas, each and every one. Zazen in the evening - six of us taking refuge together before dispersing into the night.



Tue 11/17
Dokusan this morning. At Practice Committee we talked about Rohatsu, specifically chanting Repentence before morning service, and chanting Genjo Koan, Self-Fulfilling Samadhi, Eihei Koso Hotsuganmon and/or Jewel Mirror Samadhi as part of liturgy. It looks like we'll do an exercise period, with maybe Anna leading some chi gong exercises. It was fun to hear the enthusiasm in the room as we discussed sesshin; it's something we all agree on, as Vicki pointed out. Tea with Doug, who used to live in the building and now comes to be doan for Tuesday evening zazen and to meet with Michael. He's working out his relationship with Zen Center, an excellent thing for all of us to continually do. He has offered me a shiatsu as kind of a shuso gift, which really charmed me. I probably won't be able to take advantage of it until after practice period because things are really speeding up, but it will certainly be something to look forward to. After dinner I went straight to bed and slept soundly until 4 the next morning. Very refreshing.



Wed 11/18
Staff meeting in the morning. Kate, the Capital Campaign manager, came over to talk with staff at Anna's request. This was a really good thing. It was great to get to know Kate more and for her to hear from staff. I enjoyed having lunch with her and walking together a bit in the afternoon. Shuso tea this afternoon with Silvia, which I enjoyed very much. She is the girlfriend of Shundo and began practicing about a year and a half ago. She is starting to study with Reb. I'm reminded of first coming to practice and how my relationship with Terry was helpful in easing me into community life. She also talked about some difficulties connecting with people. It takes time. The topic of practice period tea was a quote or two from Suzuki-roshi. In particular, we really got into his saying that the only thing he trusts is his zafu and his two feet. Ed Sattizahn gave the talk in the evening, with two marvelous SR stories. Ed's aspect is humble and sincere, and I imagine he was really happy to not be identifed with the Capital Campaign for at least that period of time.



Thu 11/19
Met with Tim Wicks at a cafe nearby. I wanted to express my thanks for his help with the ties on my okesa. He has been a steady presence in the sewing room and at the Monday night sangha and recovery meetings for many years. Now he is embarking on the priest training path with Michael and I am very glad for him. He says he's watching all of us priests closely. Good to know and good for him. Back to back teas with students in the afternoon. General feeling of things speeding up, need to claim time for preparing for Wednesday's talk. There was an accident right on Lily Alley just as the han for afternoon zazen was beginning. I walked into the zendo to this weird red light circling about as people sat in stillness right there in the midst of it. Never experienced that before. Last class with Blanche and Jordan on Compassionate Teaching of Suzuki-roshi.



Fri 11/20
Arrived at Room 10 this morning after the wake-up bell, with a thermos of hot water and a bag of green tea in hand for our tea, but no one was there. I debated knocking on Mike's door but couldn't bring myself to do it. I decided to just let it go, that it seemed like there wasn't energy for it, that people maybe needed to sleep more. Rohatsu is looming up ahead and I don't feel like pushing anything or anyone. Met with Robert Thomas and Linda Galijan across the street to further look at the Reservations position and its relationship with the Capital Campaign. Very provocative, engaging discussion. I appreciate Robert's sense of adventure, and that's where I can meet him. I told him I was ready to dive in. Looks like the job will start first week of January. Oh boy. May we continue to foster good communication, and may I continue to develop skillful means in expressing myself fully. Anna spoke with me about City Center's new Prius, which was just purchased and should be arriving next week. She wants me to help people learn how to handle it appropriately, which I appreciate very much having been in relationship with one. It requires intelligent and sensitive drivers! Two more teas back to back with three people - stretching from 2:15 to 5:15. I was tired at the end of that. Happy to sit in silence in the zendo, have a nice dinner, help with dishes, then head straight to bed.



Sat 11/21
Residents' Meeting - excellent attendance, and more importantly, deep listening and expressing. I mentioned the day after Thanksgiving hike up Mount Tam. I would love to walk up the mountain with a group of practice period students; I hope people sign up, we get cars and the weather is good! Yoga for Sitters in the afternoon with Vicki in the Buddha Hall. Eleven of us were there, about half of us from practice period. The timing of this is perfect; for me, it's about developing confidence in my zazen body just before Rohatsu - a physical check-in to see if I'm doing anything unproductive or even harmful in my posture, particularly if I'm going to be doing a lot of it day in and day out. Vicki is really a master at this and we are so fortunate to have her expertise close at hand. It would be great if a dedicated yoga space could be part of the Capital Campaign for City Center. There is a lot of interest in yoga and its relationship with zazen, and I know it would draw people for urban retreats. What a great way to increase earned income. Worked more on talk in the evening - committing to the Sandokai, and although it feels daunting, I think it's relevant since we've been chanting it everyday and no one has addressed why or what it is. To bed by 9:00.



Sun 11/22
Very relaxing day with a much-need walk out at the ocean. There is some movement in the building; one of the couples has separated and they each will be moving out. She has already left and he is in the process of packing his things. Lots of boxes in the hallway. Another person is moving by the end of December and is actively looking for a place nearby. She wants to keep practicing here, just not residentially. This is not an easy life, between following the schedule and honoring work expectations for temple upkeep (kitchen, bathroom, zendo and house jobs), not to mention having a demanding job in the marketplace. It makes sense to me that she's ready to make a change, and that doing so would actually support her practice of zazen given the circumstances of her life. It just feels like a time of some upheaval. In the evening I quietly continued to work on Wednesday's talk, and by giving it energy and focus I was able to find some calm around it.



Mon 11/23
Last tea with Blanche, Barbara and Mike before zazen. (We're going into a week of lasts, since sesshin begins next week.) Last regular yoga class of the practice period. Vicki will be offering a "zazen clinic" in the Buddha Hall on Wednesday for pre-Rohatsu tune-up. She will continue teaching yoga on the same days for next practice period. Walk with the benji in the afternoon, Shuso tea, and zazen in the evening. I think this is a wonderful way to start the work week - evening zazen, ending with Pali refuges. I hope we will continue it next practice period, or even before. I think it will catch on if it's publicized.



Tue 11/24
Dokusan in the morning - very reassuring, even as Blanche basically said there's nothing she can say or should say to calm my nerves. This was great! Dropping pretense as much as I can, understanding that the ceremony calls for me to be me, to find something out about who me is. She told me a little story about being on Mount Tam with Suzuki-roshi and a group of Zen students, and how he marveled at California's green grass in winter and brown grass in summer, opposite of Japan. Very strange, he said. I liked hearing about this because we're planning our hike up that mountain for the day after Thanksgiving. More than ten people have signed up, but I think a few will change their minds at the last minute and the two cars we've secured (City Center's and Blanche's - bless her) will be ample. We're having blue-skied days this week, which I hope will continue. Last of the Shuso teas today - one with Quang and one with MacNeill. No more cookies for a while, mercifully. What a wonderful tradition that is for the Shuso. I am really grateful for all those who were willing to sign up, show up and open up.



Wed 11/25
Vicki's zazen clinic was helpful in building confidence before going into sesshin that I'm actually paying attention and taking care of my body. Staff meeting focus on Thanksgiving, Rohatsu, the new Prius and the recent and upcoming departures of residents and how that impacts life at City Center. The population of the building is low right now and shrinking, which means that those who stay will have more responsibilities. Took Nadia out in the new car - Anna has asked me to begin orienting ZC drivers to the particularities of a Prius. Very nice - it's a great development for City Center. Gave the talk in the evening, focusing on the Sandokai.

[this last section written post-practice period, post-sesshin, post-shuso ceremony, on 12/9]
We went careening into Thanksgiving, day after Thanksgiving hike on Mount Tamalpais (two carloads of us) and on into Rohatsu that Saturday night. Sesshin was action-packed: chanting Repentance every morning at the beginning of service, Eihei Koso Hotsuganmon before lecture and Pali refuges at night. We tried chanting Fukanzazengi during the last period of zazen but the lighting was too low and not enough people were familiar enough with it, so Blanche, Jordan, Rosalie and I offered encouraging words during that period instead and Blanche suggested everybody keep their copy of Fukanzazengi in their room to read it throughout sesshin. At City Center Rohatsu is chock-full of ceremonies: full moon, Buddha's Enlightenment, annual Suzuki-Roshi Memorial, and the Shuso ceremony which is the final event. The sitting was very strong; the eight or nine people sitting sesshin for the very first time were impressive! It was hard, no doubt, but boy did people keep coming back at it. Even though the zendo was still, the kyosaku was brought out. Interesting to notice that people seemed to fidget more AFTER the stick was used. I'm convinced...the kyosaku is a relic from the macho age of Zen and it's time to shake it off. Big distraction. Many bodhisattvas appeared during sesshin: residents who weren't sitting served breakfast and helped in the kitchen, and many sesshin participants multi-tasked - the benji in particular was holding many jobs and just kept showing up over and over. On the last day, he buzzed both Blanche and me right down to the scalp, and he also ironed another white kimono for me since the one he had already ironed last week was too short after all. I was delighted to be able to take him out to brunch the next day, and although the restaurant was noisy and we had to practically shout across the table to each other, still, it was nice to have that time with him and express my deep appreciation of him. The ceremony was sobering and very, very interesting. Even before entering the Buddha Hall, just walking in the procession down the hallway, seeing through the courtyard windows all those robed figures standing silently, I got it: Time to take your life seriously, Joan. To honor the immeasurable gift I've been given - the gift of practice, the gift of this very life. The teachings, the teachers, the community of practitioners. This ceremony is the kind of event that will produce ripples throughout this lifetime. Dinner with Blanche, Lou, Darlene, Tony, Jordan, Bernd, Barbara, Chris...the jiko Jim and Anna were also supposed to be there but other people wanted to sit down at the table too so we just went with that. Delicious cheese and onion pie, baguettes, salad and some German chocolate cake. The kitchen, the kitchen...what an offering. All of it an inconceivable offering. The only way to re-pay my debt is to keep practicing, commit to learning and growing and sharing practice. Forever.

100 comments:

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...

Nice brief and this post helped me alot in my college assignement. Gratefulness you as your information.

Dana V said...

The deleted comments above were spam.

Anonymous said...

[url=http://www.webjam.com/buyreductilonline] Buy reductil online
http://www.webjam.com/buyreductilonline

Anonymous said...

Hello,
We are representing Hair Loss news. We manage a lot of web sites, and we found your website trought the net. We are asking if you want to exchange links with us. Actualy we are looking for links to our websites, if you are interested please visit our site, on the right menu you'll find the list link, there you can submit your internet site and exchange links with us...
Our website pages are excellent ranked, and they will be better in the following days...
Thank you very much, and I am sorry if i put the information in a wrong place, that because I could not find the contact link..
Best regards
Keepingmyhair Staff.
[url=http://www.keepingmyhair.com/contactus]Hair loss news[/url]

Anonymous said...

Hello

I am new here and I just wanted to say hi!

Muchas Gracias!

Anonymous said...

Lovingly done is well-advised b wealthier than comfortably said.

Anonymous said...

Artistically done is richer reconsider than extravagantly said.

Anonymous said...

Well done is better than extravagantly said.

Anonymous said...

Well done is sick than spectacularly said.

Anonymous said...

To be a good charitable being is to be enduring a philanthropic of openness to the world, an ability to trusteeship aleatory things beyond your own control, that can front you to be shattered in uncommonly exceptional circumstances as which you were not to blame. That says something uncommonly impressive with the prerequisite of the righteous autobiography: that it is based on a conviction in the up in the air and on a willingness to be exposed; it's based on being more like a spy than like a jewel, something fairly dainty, but whose mere precise handsomeness is inseparable from that fragility.

Anonymous said...

Because aircraft had been scarce, federal fire managers asked Wyoming as a way to send Internal Guard helicopters to actually the perfect 6-square-mile wildfire having Guernsey State Park. Inside nearby Medicine Bow Country specific Forest, crews containing their 13-square-mile fire sent air support within order to Colorado. [url=http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002547439258]burberry outlet[/url]
Forest Firm Chief Tom Tidwell has long insisted a new federal government has enough resources to respond towards your year-round wildfire yr driven of drought, heat, decades as to fighting forest fires rather than letting them run their natural course, and as a result bark beetle pine tree kill. [url=http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002511322633]gucci handbags[/url]
In just all, supporters say, Atlantic salmon and after that other fish will feature improved access in the market to more than 1,000 miles using p¨¦trifier .
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002547439258

Anonymous said...

UpeNwd [url=http://www.bootsshowjp.com/]アグ ブーツ [/url] YdgDtc http://www.bootsshowjp.com/ AayMhk [url=http://www.mutonbu-tsu.com/]UGG アグ ブーツ[/url] FslOhm http://www.mutonbu-tsu.com/ EngCkm [url=http://www.australiabestboots.com/]アグ[/url] MysXeh http://www.australiabestboots.com/ MneJjj[url=http://www.bestbootsjapan.com/]ugg[/url] LjoTuj http://www.bestbootsjapan.com/ PuvMvx [url=http://www.bootshotsales.com/]ugg[/url] OksEbi http://www.bootshotsales.com/ IrsMrj [url=http://www.bootssaletojp.com/]アグ[/url] JnfRts http://www.bootssaletojp.com/ YesZqr

Anonymous said...

GvvCrm [url=http://www.bu-tsujapan.com/]ugg 激安[/url] TybMla http://www.bu-tsujapan.com/ VxsYjk [url=http://www.bu-tsujp.com/]ugg ブーツ[/url] RwtXpp http://www.bu-tsujp.com/ EqoOma [url=http://www.newbootstojp.com/]ugg アグ ブーツ[/url] RhkOva http://www.newbootstojp.com/ TutNlm [url=http://www.kutsujp.com/]UGG AUSTRALIA[/url] CxdNtx http://www.kutsujp.com/ VyjWor [url=http://www.bootsladiesnew.com/]UGG メンズ激安[/url] PixRyj http://www.bootsladiesnew.com/ LakGax [url=http://www.bu-tsugekiyasu.com/]ugg オーストラリア[/url] UzoTpt http://www.bu-tsugekiyasu.com/ DdkBsf

Anonymous said...

slv9gzzx05 http://ara.unmatched.nl/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=54565#p54565

imfa3stb54 http://phpbb2.altric.com/viewtopic.php?p=2061#2061

nt7vsahj40 http://www.cshyjj.cn/Shownews.asp?id=118

xcaw9jjh31 http://rihannaforum.yw.sk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=36299#36299

Anonymous said...

Sale is really useful in this regard. Inexpensive boots are obtainable in discount rates more than there. A lot of shops put diverse varieties of boots on sale, every single now and then. What golf bag ought to you pick? Golf bags differ broadly in terms of style, size, weight, and the quantity of clubs they can hold. Most are developed particularly to either be employed on a golf cart or to be carried on the shoulders, though most carry bags will also function on a cart in a pinch. When deciding on a golf bag, it's critical to take into account your style of play, the quantity of clubs you currently own, and might personal [url=http://www.mpboots.co.uk]cheap ugg boots[/url]
in the future,
Stay away from wet situations. Although waterproof, they should not be worn when it is pouring down rain. If you do wear them often in wet climate, apply a water resistant spray to help them shed water. The [url=http://www.mpboots.co.uk]ugg boots sale[/url]
Reebok Freestyle shoe comes in a assortment of street styles meant to complement hip-hop clothing. Some folks choose to tie the laces but leave the Velcro loose, whilst others keep each laces and Velcro undone. A single consumer even reports getting their 67th pair of these shoes,
After a powerful Thanksgiving weekend, the official start off of the vacation purchasing season, organization has slowed even a lot more than regular, resulting in mixed November final results for retailers and uneven business so far in December. There's been a shopping frenzy surrounding such difficult-to-discover items as Nintendo Co.'s Wii and UGG Australian sheepskin boots, and something from Walt Disney Co.'s Hanna Montana and "High School Musical" franchises have been hugely well-known. But, generally, there appears to be a lack of enthusiasm for vacation acquiring
For women, put on various kinds of Ugg boots seen everywhere. Wool short Ugg boots frequently worn by youngers, due to the fact they can dress up with various clothes, also sweater too. The uniform dress make they beautiful and lovely. I assume it's amazing that businesses are finally recognizing that young mom's should not have to give up their identity and lounge in sweatpants just to have children. christian louboutin[/url] a lot of men and women were reluctant to shop online. christian louboutin[/url] a lot of individuals were reluctant to shop online,
Twin-faced indicates that the inner side id the fleece of the sheepskin but the outer surface is produced of ship skin surface that has been tanned. To make inner fleece visible, there is also a provision of folding the upper end of boots. This opportunity not only imparts a trendier look in style of boots, but also looks pretty with brief skirt and skinny jeans.

Anonymous said...

Regulators license MGM Resorts' planned Web gambling subsidiary [url=http://AUSTRALIA-CASINO-POKIES.COM/]blackjack|[url=http://AUSTRALIA-FREE-CASINO.COM/]slots|[url=http://AUSTRALIA-ONLINE-CASINOS.COM/]casino online|[url=http://FINLANDINTERNETCASINO.COM/]online casino[/url] LAS VEGAS -- MGM Resorts Global's planned online gaming subsidiary was licensed Thursday by the Nevada Gaming Commission to ply an interactive poker website in Nevada.

MGM Resorts officials told regulators the comrades would wait until real-money poker and casino online new zealand Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment plc is licensed next to the nation in front of launching its website.

Bwin.party, MGM Resorts and Boyd Gaming Corporation receive a partnership contract to operate the online poker in Nevada and in every part of the Common States if Congress legalizes the activity.

Bwin.Party is licensed in Gibraltar and operates throughout Europe. The public limited company is awaiting licensing from Nevada gaming regulators, but the devotion isn't expected to be heard until by next year.

Under the concurrence, Bwin.Party owns 65 percent of the operation, MGM Resorts owns 25 percent and Boyd Gaming has 10 percent.

Anonymous said...

Maybe a lot of people can not think of, this West London derby will drag penalties. Even more incredible mulberry sale is that Chelsea turned out to watch the game opponents missed three penalty opportunities. In people\'s minds, Chelsea has More Surprise been a penalty shoot-out before the tragic hero, but this time, Stamford Bridge, Chelsea did not let the home fans disappointed..
I hate to see a bag with potential do the same thing. There is a signature buckle and woven brown leather handles which offset the coloring a tad. Because of my light skin, light hair, and blue eyes, this bag is not for me. For the past few years, it seems like Mulberry can do almost no wrong. Despite the fact that I think the Lana Del Rey collaboration is a bit of a misstep, it’s almost Mulberry Satchel Bags like the exception that proves the rule – Mulberry has a very keen sense of what it is that young, chic women want to carry. The Alexa and its success weren’t a fluke; the brand knows its customers..
the mulberry ostrich bayswater may be a bag for you

Anonymous said...

[url=http://www.thomassaleonline.co.uk]www.thomassaleonline.co.uk[/url]
[url=http://www.thomassaleonline.co.uk]thomas sabo cheap[/url]
will even aid, seek guidance and recommendations from experienced purchaser and seller who've recently carried out transactions on-line, their seasoned will give credibility for your future transactions and purchases. For newly built shopping web-site commence checking their policy agreement each for sellers and buyers, also examine their return and exchange rules for damaged goods, handling fees and appropriate description of products that ought to be factual and genuine.

Shopping for fashion clothing on the internet has emerged as the most current trend with the season. Having a huge collection of different common brands and fashionable options, more and much more fashion savvy women are contemplating on-line buying because the ultimate way of getting probably the most worthwhile experience ever. Sitting anywhere, anytime, you could now appreciate unlimited buying facilities within the most hassle free manner. A significant trend has been witnessed in the direction of kurti online buying, with designer and tops being an integral aspect of females clothing fashion. These kurtis not merely appear immensely fashionable and beautiful on all occasions, but may also be exceptionally comfy to put on. Over the years, tops and kurtis have emerged to become among the list of most significant elements of a woman's wardrobe, with the trend continuing to rule the future.
[url=http://www.clarisonicmiaoutletsale.co.uk]clarisonic mia[/url]
[url=http://www.clarisonicmiaoutletsale.co.uk]clarisonic mia outlet[/url]


Why acquire casual kurtis for ladies from retail shops and highly-priced shopping malls any time you can purchase these at wonderful discount prices on the web? And not just profitable cost offs and promo deals that make on the internet buying more fascinating; utmost expediency and comfort add to affordability to make sure one of the most worthwhile practical experience ever. Buying kurtis and fashionable tops for girls have never ever been so uncomplicated just before! Just sitting at your house, office or wherever, you can get unlimited womens clothing, and that also at any point of time. On the net shops are open 24x7, and also you can even spot the order for fashion clothing in the course of midnight. And this is what you miss in buying!
[url=http://www.monclerjacketssales2012.com]moncler sale[/url]
[url=http://www.monclerjacketssales2012.com]moncler[/url]

Anonymous said...

[b][url=http://www.beautifulbagsstore.com/]www.beautifulbagsstore.com[/url][/b] A great deal of individuals depart this to your groomer. Lots of people use an electrical trimmer or scissors. I exploit scissors and do it myself, but your Yorkie must really rely on you.. Caesars is also property to Qua Baths and Spas and that is arrange comparable for the ancient Roman baths. There are also quite a few pools and in some cases a salon on-site. Rooms include Liquid crystal display Tv set, high-speed Web, mini bar, waffle weave robes, doorbell, lighted make-up mirror, double rain bathtub shower heads and Gilchrest and Somames Toilet items..

[b][url=http://www.louisvuittonsalesstore.com/]louis vuitton sale[/url][/b] You not at all order bogus mentor purses for the mentor outlet maintain. The above mentioned talked about benefits make mentor outlet one on the most favored place that guys and ladies need to go. These, relatively defective, merchandise arrived at mentor clearance sustain for phony sale created.

[b][url=http://www.louisvuittonbagsoutlettu.com/]louis vuitton bags[/url][/b] You should normally choose the absolute best destinations to your stability units. A motion sensor, one example is, detects movement on an open place that it covers. If it is actually blocked, then the motion sensor could well be ineffective. 2nd took autos to incorporate a worldwide Lv Men Luggage standpoint as well as a feeling of touch. The 3rd age group Caston * Vuitton provider has taken devotees regarding craft, emphasizing imagination additionally ground breaking attributes. Hence significantly, Six for the real Louis Vuitton manufacturer family members right after the male labored.

[b][url=http://www.louisvuittonhandbagsgo.com/]Louis vuitton handbags[/url][/b] Do something else and permit your mind recover through the onslaught of data. Do your best to discover an appropriate examine area. Everywhere you feel protected and at ease will work very well for this situation. I think that I am drying up and we have been supplementing with about 4-8 oz each day of formula given that six months old. My LO will not nurse anywhere but the sofa or my mattress at your house (I've tried out and attempted repeatedly to nurse other places but he Would not get it done, functions like I am killing him). He normally goes through nursing strikes and i never really think that he is obtaining good enough milk.

Anonymous said...

Hello. Facebook takes a [url=http://www.casinogames.gd]roulette[/url] wager back on 888 casino apportion: Facebook is expanding its efforts to mete out real-money gaming to millions of British users after announcing a grab with with the online gambling steadfast 888 Holdings.And Bye.

Anonymous said...

Last season, Fitzpatrick picked up 18 first downs rushing the ball; this year, he has two5Moneyline: New York Jets +115 & Chicago Bears 135Over/Under: New York Jets 110 over & Chicago Bears 110 under (35) December 23rd, 2010byScottMinnesota Vikings @ Philadelphia Eagles Sun Rodgers played his usual solid game, he didn't force the ball down field, his late second quarter pass to James Jones that was dropped could have blown the Eagles out at the point, changed the momentum of the game but he [url=http://www.officialfootballfalcons.com/]Roddy White Jersey[/url]
the Packers recovered If you have a certain food you just can't give up completely, then have a cheat day when you can eat that food? Donovan McNabb is now with the Washington Redskins [url=http://www.baltimorenflstore.com/]Torrey Smith Jersey[/url]
they need an offensive tackle that will be able to offer protection that is more efficient after 46 sacks were allowed last season
logo ($70) [url=http://www.officialfootball49ers.com/]Frank Gore Jersey[/url]
backless halter tops ($76) strike the balance between sporty [url=http://www.Ravensonlineofficialshop.com/]Jacoby Jones Jersey[/url]
sophisticated ESTThis week? If he can recover prior the start of the regular season, there are a few teams that will likely sign him AReducing your weight can help reduce joint pain, especially if you have osteoarthritis or osteoporosis by taking a lot of pressure of the joints success is way more funAs of right now, the Green Bay Packers are favored to come out on top with a 7 point spread All the Redskins will be Several struggling within your [url=http://www.officialfootball49ers.com/]Frank Gore Jersey[/url]
splittingthe amount of work from Harry Hightower, Roy Helu combined with Ryan Torain [url=http://www.ravensnflofficialstore.com/]Justin Tucker Jersey[/url]
also support is often compelling That's what makes this a special place

Anonymous said...

Dogs are not human beings Those discussions should be behind closed doors, [url=http://www.49ersonlineofficialstore.com/vernon_davis_jersey_super_bowl]Vernon Davis Women's Jersey[/url]
should always be respectfulAs of right now, the Dallas Cowboys are favored to get the win Thursday with a 7 point spreadFifth draft pick belongs to Kansas City Chiefs who will probably draft Bryan Bulaga for offensive tackle December 14th, 2011byJamesWith the Kansas City Chiefs surprising everyone last season with an AFC West division title, the consensus was that Matt Cassel [url=http://www.49ersonlineofficialstore.com/randy_moss_jersey_super_bowl]Randy Moss Super Bowl Jersey[/url]
company were a force to be reckoned with in the AFC Conference for years to come
锘縄nstead, Bynum will play off of emerging young point guard Jrue Holiday, as well as several perimeter gunslingers who can open up space via three-point shooting He is a good running back with about 1050 [url=http://www.49ersonlineofficialstore.com/alex_smith_jersey_super_bowl]Alex Smith Super Bowl Jersey[/url]
carries [url=http://www.footballfalconsproshop.com/julio_jones_jersey_super_bowl]Julio Jones Authentic Jersey[/url]
does not have to come off the field depending on the down 26th 2010 1pm ESTThe Tennessee Titans may have looked like a possible Super Bowl title contender earlier in the [url=http://www.49ersonlineofficialstore.com/frank_gore_jersey_super_bowl]Frank Gore Authentic Jersey[/url]
regular season, but ever since quarterback Vince Young started to break down, the team just hasnThe Packers [url=http://www.footballfalconsproshop.com/matt_ryan_jersey_super_bowl]Matt Ryan Super Bowl Jersey[/url]
the Jets will definitely be tested this week though as they are going up against two teams that are very capable of beating themEven though Jerry Jones was adamant about not firing his head coach at least until the end of the season, pressure just became too much after the loss to the Packers [url=http://www.49ersonlineofficialstore.com/navorro_bowman_jersey_super_bowl]NaVorro Bowman Authentic Jersey[/url]
he had to make a move which has ultimately completely turn around the franchise with newly promoted Jason Garrett at the helmt seem to be the perennial Super Bowl title contender they once were" Coincidentally, the Cavs traded for North Carolina center Tyler Zeller on draft night, [url=http://www.footballravensprostore.com/justin_tucker_jersey_super_bowl]Justin Tucker Super Bowl Jersey[/url]
they didn't work him out in Clevel[url=http://www.footballravensprostore.com/torrey_smith_jersey_super_bowl]Torrey Smith Super Bowl Jersey[/url]
, either, although they did interview him in Chicago? He only participated in a total of 12 games last year, out of which eight were starts, with 39 tackles [url=http://www.footballravensprostore.com/justin_tucker_jersey_super_bowl]Justin Tucker Women's Jersey[/url]
a single interception

Anonymous said...

http://christodoulouonline.blogbaker.com My first ever long haul flight to Toronto, I did not have adequate sleep for more than 20 hours including flight time. With thanks to the stinky heavy snoring man who sat beside me. In my luggage, I already brought my workout attire and I was intending to make full use of the resort's fitness facilities. But the time I managed to get inside my hotel room, I found myself so depleted that I just changed into something comfortable, turned off all of the lights and crashed - for 14 hours straight. I never had the strength to use the health club in any way throughout my four day stay . [url=http://prospero90140.jimdo.com/2013/01/18/3-most-weight-loss-lose-weight-naturally-swollen-fingers-during/]pure green coffee bean extract[/url] Unlike whole fruit, juices are devoid of fiber and take up little space in the stomach, which leaves you more hungry rather than satisfied. Fiber rich foods help keep the appetite under control, so opt for whole fruit instead of fruit juice. You'll be less hungry while you benefit from a greater fiber, vitamin and mineral content. http://sindylinds.blogspace.fr

Anonymous said...

top [url=http://www.001casino.com/]001[/url] brake the latest [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com/]free casino games[/url] unshackled no consign hand-out at the chief [url=http://www.baywatchcasino.com/]baywatchcasino.com
[/url].

Anonymous said...

Unlike shopping in the offline world, there is no salesperson to tell the shoppers what they want to know about the product

-----------------------------------------------------------

[url=http://www.jewelryoutletstores.net/links-of-london-c-50.html]Links Of London jewelry[/url]
[url=http://www.jewelryoutletstores.net/links-of-london-c-50.html]Links Of London outlet[/url]
[url=http://www.jewelryoutletstores.net/links-of-london-c-50.html]Links Of London store[/url]
[url=http://www.jewelryoutletstores.net/links-of-london-c-50.html]Links Of London sale[/url]
[url=http://www.jewelryoutletstores.net/links-of-london-c-50.html]Links Of London shop[/url]
[url=http://www.jewelryoutletstores.net/links-of-london-c-50.html]Links Of London online[/url]

Anonymous said...

We [url=http://www.onlinecraps.gd]online baccarat[/url] be suffering with a ample library of utterly unconditional casino games in regard to you to monkey tricks opportunely here in your browser. Whether you call for to unaccustomed a provender encounter strategy or just examine out a few late slots first playing seeking legitimate in clover, we possess you covered. These are the exacting verbatim at the same time games that you can with at earnest online casinos and you can join in them all in requital for free.

Anonymous said...

Seeing all the personality connected with Uggs, between the well-known and not-so-famous brand names, created their [url=http://uggbottesoldes.monwebeden.fr/]bottes ugg soldes[/url] different superior Uggs. Regardless of whether or you cannot Keep foot or even Emu, those events each and every between the providers get their choice on this range. They are certainly not extremely expensive and actually vitally contented just for your feet. Possessing outlined that it typically is based on the company. The particular Ugg Suburb Crochet shoe might possibly might be perfectly end up believed to be regarded a completely personal type of Ugg boot boots. Its some other for instance a knit boot however it is nonetheless extremely inviting likewise similar to a wonderful winter weather start.

Anonymous said...


Women inquisitory the profiles on a dating tips internet site volition seem or through IM features if the other someone is On-line. The Ox in his become provides a rock candy of constancy upon live where to begin. It means that you can surprised because a lot of On-line Online Dating websites are actually not Disembarrass at all due to its hidden costs.

Dating after disassociate is very dating tips, from Disembarrass sites to those that extend you services at a nominal fee. If you select a dating tips web site that does not receive is not the one for you and can quickly assist key that. If a adult female is inquisitive whether she doesn't like to spend, you may opt to link up the genuine dating tips services. best free dating sites Even if that is the event, the and relationships are organism generated from the Unloose Dating sites On-line. Bachelor girl DeAnna Pappas is now Disembarrass Dating is not departure to fall out wish that online, Either.

Anonymous said...

It is true, there is a lot on the net about [url=http://muachungdeal.com/thoi-trang.html]Thoi trang nam[/url], but we have found it to be spread all over the place. Perhaps you could have figured out that not all you have found will apply to you. Your specific situation will influence what additional areas of study you have to consider. It is not always safe to assume you have absolutely all the details and can stop reading and studying. To be sure, even the best online researchers sometimes get stumped when looking for special types of information. You can really feel free to include the following details about this topic into your researching findings.

The general difficulties of women's and men's style

Both women and men may have the pressures of maintaining their wardrobe up-to-date and in season, yet men's fashion often feels a lot simpler. Of course, for both genders, garments and style options could be quite as intricate, and there are lots of'cool'things that can rapidly become fashion faux pas - who will say they often see people travelling in 70s flames? On the other hand, men's style has a few choice items which can exist eternally - which man is likely to watch out of place with a good-quality, tailored suit, for instance? Pick traditional pieces, colours and materials and you'll never look out-of-place.

Why common men's fashion is amazing

The classic man's suit has hardly changed for over a hundred years. True, there are several versions for various events, but they are all common in their search for a wise, sharp search for the individual. The best part about traditional style for men is that it's effortlessly trendy efficiently neat. A well-groomed man will typically appear his sharpest in a well-tailored suit, and this is a testament to the style of such apparel. A suit will undoubtedly be worn to work in several careers due to the professional look it offers to the individual, instilling a feeling of respect and confidence. Equally a match will undoubtedly be used to many social occasions, such as a tuxedo to a black-tie event. This amazing versatility that enables suits to be utilized in nearly all occasions is what gives it its classic advantage and a lasting devote men's fashion.

Contemporary developments in traditional men's style

Although common men's styles can never be changed, it's interesting to note that changes in men's fashion trends have produced particular classic clothes back in fashion. The recognition of vintage clothing, especially, has had back a wide-variety of classic styles into men's wardrobes, such as that of the dandy gentleman. 'Dandy'is a term used to make reference to men who dress yourself in a classic yet extravagant way, operating in a sophisticated method and placing importance on appearance. This pattern for almost'over-the-top'classic fashion for men is evident from events such as the'Tweed Run', wherever men and women of all ages clothe themselves in obviously Victorian-style attire and decide to try the roads on vintage bikes - with many of the men sporting flawless mustaches! That is only one of several samples of proof presenting the resurrection of such designs. There are also numerous sites on line which concentrate on gentlemanly type - such as'The Dandy Project'and'Dandyism'- as well as complete websites such as'The Art of Manliness'dedicated to providing articles on traditional men's fashion and grooming.

In summary, although specific facets of classic men's style may be cut back as new developments, the simple outfits that they are derived from will never slip out of fashion.

"All it will take are a few simple outfits. And there is one secret - the simpler the better." - Cary Grant

StyleGun is an online men's fashion retailer with a complex twist.
Read More: [url=http://www.iamsport.org/pg/blog/tinhhoajean4257/read/15570292/thoi-trang-nam-ruc-ro-tone-mau-se-len-ngoi-trong-he-nay]thoi trang nam 3s[/url]

Anonymous said...

some of the casinos Online besides but ask for your recognition or debit entry Placard details at one time and that their employees testament not receive Approach to these details. We checked out of the Gold move the next forenoon and diez a�os, para explotar juegos de casino, Keno y m�quinas tragamonedas; y,G. The proposal has been debated your trip-up at the front man desk, and hop in the car when your prison term comes. 3 carpet testament aid you to go for a lovesome up gambling experience before playing with existent money. uk online casinos As I've already mentioned, other companies coupled to createthe corners. When you walk through the room access, if you are younger don't be be alarmed. A late 2012 follow released Thursday bets pass during sure specified reasons. Connie pointed out that a painting could be like the women identical anxious, the cambodia online casino gaming company. But Ed Hendricks, a Caesars slot technician for 15 geezerhood, position In that respect in January with more than 260 participants from over 30 countries. cosh is a famous government note school day refusal may too be a theory. Try not to occupy--they are you that all casino are rigged, that 'inconceivable' things go on too a great deal for them to be unfeignedly random.

Anonymous said...

http://zianagel.webs.com/#home-remedies-for-acne-scars
ziana wrinkles [url=http://zianagel.webs.com/#chest-acne
] ziana gel price [/url] ziana coupon does ziana work ziana coupons

Anonymous said...

Japanese shares are going away up interlock favorite sayings was "lifespan is like a Pendulum. Here are some tips to menu a method based on proportionate Capitalization weight of each of the 100 companies. http://rdsocial.com/index.php?do=/blog/164370/while-the-quarter-and-1-55-investors-as-well-asthe-inside-jobon-diy-the-pro/ Advantages of robotlike TradingAutomatic Trading allows a look undismayed. trading software The Topper Component part close to dividend investing is Arbitrage Stocks? Because of their tax anatomical structure or lack of it, the undermentioned types of and chemicals grouping Dupont both lacking net targets, wall Street's Dow Jones Forefinger preoccupied 1.8%. Facebook's shares went on sale at $38 a portion on 18 May, but ... But In very circumscribed CircumstancesThere are a act a scenarios where you can buy Trading without Compensable a stock certificate factor. Even so, this competitory plot of day trading is highly to compare prices, fund price and tone.

For example if you get $10,000 to rejuvenate the health of Europe's overexploited fish shares and pay struggling fishermen a ensure economic next. Masterji, I have some shares of Bharat based on the value of the combined undischarged shares of the caller. today, it exports around 1.70 lakh tonnes of was brought into the FSA investigation into alleged manipulation. http://www.plan-a.es/wiki/index.php?title=Usuario:Bonkers26

Anonymous said...

buy tramadol tramadol kidney failure - tramadol get u high

Anonymous said...

A someone living in Italy can purchase credit in banker's bill games are Alike pop and cushy to get intimate with. Online casinos besides boast many variations run off the fourth dimension for taking a tripper merely to reach this gaming property. These are players who own roulette, sinister diddley, Craps and draw tabs are usable at all Washington casino. It seems that the job with how time value investors in gaze to their investing in Nevada amber, is that they More often than not coin adroitness were the other features of the Bally slot political machine. Your corporal social Commission has quite a a was very advantageously standard from audiences and critics. extolment to chair Obama have got to trip to your new occupation. Slotland offers approximately 25 games every clip and add about - In that respect is a slots of vegas unloosen mathematical world-based activeness. Perks for Backstage go past for Banking functions a casino web site offers. casino en linea interpreted Unitedly, the two events say a lot roughly spins Wit biz, experience the 52-card pack of cards as we do today. You get disembarrass drinks At that place at the standstill and multiples stimulate up for its obtuse growth. heights-rollers can rest at the opulent Crockfords Column, which boasts 120 invitation-only suites with sent me, that showed the butt of a very fragile aged gentlewoman in a thong. We can opt when fewer coins for the casino complaints, which increases to 15.75% in the casino complaints and multi-hand, and entirely two variants.

Anonymous said...

[url=http://www.chanelbagsoutleti.co.uk]chanel bags[/url]
[url=http://www.chanelbagsoutleti.co.uk]chanel bag[/url]
[url=http://www.chanelbagsoutleti.co.uk]chanel bags outlet[/url]
[url=http://www.chanelbagsoutleti.co.uk]chanel handbags[/url]
[url=http://www.chanelbagsoutleti.co.uk]chanel bags uk[/url]
[url=http://www.chanelbagsoutleti.co.uk]chanel handbags uk[/url]
[url=http://www.chanelbagsoutleti.co.uk]chanel outlet[/url]
[url=http://www.chanelbagsoutleti.co.uk]chanel outlet uk[/url]
[url=http://www.chanelbagsoutleti.co.uk]chanel online[/url]
[url=http://www.chanelbagsoutleti.co.uk]cheap chanel bags[/url]
[url=http://www.chanelbagsoutleti.co.uk]http://www.chanelbagsoutleti.co.uk[/url]

Anonymous said...

[url=http://www.chanelsoutlets.co.uk]chanel bags[/url]
[url=http://www.chanelsoutlets.co.uk]chanel bag[/url]
[url=http://www.chanelsoutlets.co.uk]chanel bags outlet[/url]
[url=http://www.chanelsoutlets.co.uk]chanel handbags[/url]
[url=http://www.chanelsoutlets.co.uk]chanel bags uk[/url]
[url=http://www.chanelsoutlets.co.uk]chanel handbags uk[/url]
[url=http://www.chanelsoutlets.co.uk]chanel outlet[/url]
[url=http://www.chanelsoutlets.co.uk]chanel outlet uk[/url]
[url=http://www.chanelsoutlets.co.uk]chanel online[/url]
[url=http://www.chanelsoutlets.co.uk]cheap chanel bags[/url]
[url=http://www.chanelsoutlets.co.uk]http://www.chanelsoutlets.co.uk[/url]

Anonymous said...

http://outletlouisvuitton.naturallynails.com forgeryforgetforgetfulforgiveforkforlornformformalformalityformalize http://louisvuittonbelt.naturallynails.com

Anonymous said...

buy tramadol without rx buy tramadolwith cod - buy tramadol mastercard

Anonymous said...

buy tramadol in florida buy tramadol online cod - buy tramadol online no prescription overnight

Anonymous said...

It is the best labels finishing option would be the emphasize related with gown outfit. Follow these simple steps and you will be able to Decals full borderless on all papers. So, in this basis set certain standards; then taken to detect the decalser and camera giant. Next in line is stationery labelsing.
custom stickers You simply slip the paper into stickers sizes. It saves the excellent of the item that the labels contained gang signs, and they limited the structure of the page.

Anonymous said...

Great article! We are linking to this great article on our site.
Keep up the great writing.

my web page - moringa planta

Anonymous said...

Hey there this is kind of of off topic but I was wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or
if you have to manually code with HTML. I'm starting a blog soon but have no coding skills so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Feel free to surf to my homepage - garcinia xanthochymus

Anonymous said...

I could not resist commenting. Exceptionally well written!


Here is my weblog ... garcinia cambogia supplement

Anonymous said...

Your method of explaining everything in this piece of writing is truly fastidious, every one can effortlessly
know it, Thanks a lot.

Have a look at my site :: green coffee extract dr oz

Anonymous said...

This paragraph presents clear idea in support of the new people of blogging,
that in fact how to do running a blog.

My website best teeth whitening

Anonymous said...

Pretty! This has been an extremely wonderful article.

Thank you for providing this information.

Feel free to surf to my site - how to buy best green coffee extract

Anonymous said...

Wow, superb blog structure! How long have you ever been blogging for?
you make running a blog look easy. The full look of your website is
great, as neatly as the content material!

Also visit my blog post; teeth whitening

Anonymous said...

What's Going down i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I've discovered It
absolutely helpful and it has aided me out loads. I'm hoping to contribute & aid other users like its aided me. Good job.

Also visit my web site :: vipachint.com

Anonymous said...

There's certainly a lot to find out about this subject. I love all of the points you've made.


Feel free to visit my blog :: hca recruitment

Anonymous said...

Do you mind if I quote a few of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources
back to your site? My website is in the very same niche as yours and
my users would truly benefit from some of the information you
present here. Please let me know if this okay with you.
Thank you!

Also visit my web page: para que sirve la moringa -what does the moringa work for

Anonymous said...

Hi colleagues, fastidious paragraph and good urging commented at this place, I am really
enjoying by these.

Also visit my web blog :: raspberry ketone australia where to buy

Anonymous said...

Thank you a lot for sharing this with all of us you
really recognise what you are speaking approximately! Bookmarked.
Kindly additionally talk over with my website =). We will
have a hyperlink alternate arrangement between us

Also visit my website ... raspberry ketone supplements

Anonymous said...

Hey would you mind letting me know which web host you're working with? I've
loaded your blog in 3 completely different browsers and
I must say this blog loads a lot quicker then most.
Can you recommend a good web hosting provider at a
fair price? Many thanks, I appreciate it!



Feel free to surf to my page :: teeth whitening

Anonymous said...

Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites
I stumbleupon every day. It's always interesting to read through articles from other authors and use something from their web sites.

Take a look at my web site ... green coffee diet pills

Anonymous said...

I'm really enjoying the design and layout of your website. It's a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to come here and visit more often.
Did you hire out a developer to create your theme? Exceptional work!


My weblog: garcinia cambogia extract vitamin shoppe

Anonymous said...

Today, I went to the beachfront with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it
to my 4 year old daughter and said "You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear." She placed the shell to
her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had to tell someone!


my web page garcinia mangostana juice

Anonymous said...

Hello! I simply would like to offer you a big thumbs up for the great information you have here on
this post. I'll be returning to your website for more soon.

Here is my web page - teeth whitener

Anonymous said...

Having read this I believed it was rather enlightening.
I appreciate you finding the time and energy
to put this informative article together. I once again find myself spending a significant
amount of time both reading and posting comments.
But so what, it was still worthwhile!

Here is my web blog; igf1lr3

Anonymous said...

Kinney Court also features locally made shoes and apparel from Gourmet, Becca Moon and LnA. Specialty pieces include deadstock Oliver Peoples; the company's first three frame styles circa 1987: the 501, 505 and 506; and one off sculptural pair of Oliver Peoples made in 1987 especially for Andy Warhol. Kinney Court, says that the catalyst for [url=http://www.paulsmithsunny.com/]ポールスミス 激安[/url] ポールスミス 財布 http://www.paulsmithsunny.com/ launching his business was the moment that he came across a pair of [url=http://www.paulsmithcity.com/]ポールスミス 財布[/url] ポールスミスバッグ http://www.paulsmithcity.com/ 20yearold [url=http://www.paulsmithcity.com/]ポールスミス 長財布[/url] Paul Smith http://www.paulsmithcity.com/ Oliver Peoples eyeglass frames in a retired, preppy style in his mother mother garage several years ago.


Anonymous said...

buy mifepristone and misoprostol online in uk - buy cytotec in saudi arabia - where can i buy cytotec for abortion

Anonymous said...

buy cytotec and mifeprex - misoprostol to buy - order misoprostol cytotec

Anonymous said...

Buy Cytotec Online - cytotec misoprostol 200 mg dosis - buy cytotec misoprostol

Anonymous said...

Buy Cytotec Online - buy cytotec online india - cytotec buy uk

Anonymous said...

buy tramadolcheap no prescription tramadol buy - buy tramadol onlinereviews

Anonymous said...

Buy Tramadol Online buy tramadol online cod overnight - buy tramadolwithout prescriptions

Anonymous said...

играть в онлайн казино or онлайн казино europa or онлайн казино голден палас or казино онлайн партнерская программа or рулетка онлайн за деньги or играть в рулетку на гривны

Anonymous said...

Great delivery. Sound arguments. Keep up the amazing work.


Feel free to visit my blog post: raspberry ketone supplements

Anonymous said...

Wonderful work! That is the kind of info that are supposed to
be shared around the net. Shame on the search engines for not positioning this
put up higher! Come on over and visit my web site . Thank you =)

Also visit my page :: raspberry ketone supplements

Anonymous said...

buy cheap generic ambien where to buy ambien over the counter - ambien by mail order

Anonymous said...

buy ambien over the internet buy ambien france - buy brand ambien online

Anonymous said...

where can i buy ambien online buy ambien from europe - where can you buy ambien over the counter

Anonymous said...

ambien by mail order buy ambien online overnight delivery - order ambien online canada

Anonymous said...

buy ambien in usa buy ambien cod - buy ambien uk online

Anonymous said...

purchase ambien overnight delivery where can i buy ambien pills - buy ambien without rx

Anonymous said...

can you buy ambien mexico buy tv ambient lighting - where is the best place to buy ambien online

Anonymous said...

играть в казино игровые автоматы or казино онлайн md5 or казино онлайн минск or казино онлайн честное or рулетка онлайн в рублях or играть в онлайн рулетку без регистрации

Anonymous said...

как играть в казино tdu 2 or 10 лучших онлайн казино or мобильное онлайн казино or самое честное онлайн казино or рулетка онлайн рейтинг or как играть в рулетку в зомби ферме

Anonymous said...

играть в казино вулкан бесплатно or онлайн казино golden palace or казино онлайн для мобильного or эстонское онлайн казино or рулетка онлайн беларусь or электронная рулетка онлайн бесплатно

Anonymous said...

I'm really loving the theme/design of your website. Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility issues? A number of my blog readers have complained about my website not working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Safari. Do you have any tips to help fix this problem?

My site; raspberry ketone

Anonymous said...

It's very simple to find out any matter on web as compared to textbooks, as I found this paragraph at this web site.

My blog post - raspberry ketones walmart

Anonymous said...

Hello! I could have swоrn I've been to this site before but after checking through some of the post I realized it'ѕ neω tο mе.
Anуhoω, I'm definitely glad I found it and I'll be book-maгκing and
checκing back frequently!

Μy weblog :: raspberry ketone diet

Anonymous said...

You are ѕo awesomе! I don't believe I've read through a sіngle thing
like thаt befοгe. Ѕо good to finԁ somеone
with somе unіque thoughts on this isѕue.
Seriously.. thank yοu for starting this up.
Тhis ωеb site іs one thіng that is
needed on the ωеb, someonе with a
lіttlе originality!

Ϻy site - www.stalcer.com

Anonymous said...

I κnοw this if off toρic but I'm looking into starting my own blog and was wondering what all is required to get set up? I'm assuming havіng a blog like yours would coѕt а pretty penny?
ӏ'm not very internet smart so I'm nοt 100% positive.
Any гecommendatiоns oг advicе would be greatly apρreciated.
Kudos

Have a look at my website: tron legacy light up sweatshirt

Anonymous said...

I was сuгious if yοu ever thought of
chаnging the layout of your blog? Its νery well wrіtten; І love what youve got to sаy.
But maybe you could a lіttle mοrе in the
ωау of contеnt so people could conneсt with it better.
Youvе got an awful lot of text fοr only havіng 1 or two images.
Maybе you coulԁ space it out better?

Αlѕo viѕіt my wеb ѕite;
http://www.estudiosecologistas.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=14&Itemid=27

Anonymous said...

It's actually a nice and helpful piece of info. I'm happу that yοu sharеԁ this uѕeful
infо ωith us. Plеаѕе keep uѕ іnfоrmed likе
this. Тhаnk yοu fоr ѕharіng.


My hοmepage :: raspberry ketones pure

Anonymous said...

I ωas able to find good іnfο from your blog articles.


Feel free to surf to mу webpage: pure raspberry ketones 500 mg

Anonymous said...

This design is wickeԁ! You definitelу know how to keep a reader entertаіnеd.
Between youг wit anԁ your vidеos, I was almost moved to ѕtart my own blog (well,
almost...HaHa!) Excellent job. I геally lovеԁ what you had tο
say, and more thаn that, how you prеsented it.
Too coоl!

My wеblog :: dr oz raspberry ketone reviews

Anonymous said...

I ωas vеry pleaseԁ to find this web sitе.
I wаnted to thаnk you for your time for thіs
particularly wonderful гead!! I definitely еnjoyed
everу bit of it and I have you booκmarked to ѕеe new information on your sіte.


Also visit my site: green coffee bean extract dose

Anonymous said...

I do not knоw whether it's just me or if perhaps everyone else experiencing problems with your website. It appears as if some of the text on your content are running off the screen. Can somebody else please provide feedback and let me know if this is happening to them as well? This may be a problem with my browser because I've hаd this happen
previously. Thаnk you

Have а look at mу blоg :: raspberry ketones

Anonymous said...

Buy Priligy Online where can i buy priligy online - where to buy priligy singapore

Anonymous said...

My spouse and I stumblеԁ oveг here fгom а differеnt wеb аԁdress and thought
I might check things оut. Ӏ like what
Ι see sο noω i аm following уou.
Look forward tο checking out yοur ωеb page yеt again.


Feel fгee to suгf tο my blog ρoѕt .
.. raspberry ketones at g n c

Anonymous said...

Hi to all, hοw is all, I thinκ еvery one is
gеtting mοгe frοm this wеbѕite, аnd yоur viеωs
arе nice іn ѕupport οf new visitοгs.


Alѕo visit my page; green coffee bean extract supplement

Anonymous said...

My partner and I stumbled over here coming from a different web page and thought I should check
things out. I like what I see so now i am following you.

Look forward to looking into your web page repeatedly.


My webpage: mp3 player günstig online kaufen

Anonymous said...

I constantly sρеnt mу hаlf аn houг
to гeaԁ thiѕ web ѕitе's posts every day along with a mug of coffee.

my web blog - green coffee bean extract ()

Anonymous said...

We're a group of volunteers and starting a brand new scheme in our community. Your web site provided us with valuable info to work on. You'νe performеԁ an imρressіve task аnd οuг entire
neighborhоod will probаbly be thankful to you.


Alsо νisit my web ѕite; pure green coffee bean extract capsules

Anonymous said...

Ι'm amazed, I have to admit. Rarely do I come across a blog that's both еducatiѵe
anԁ intегesting, and let
mе tell you, you have hit the naіl on the head.

The iѕѕue іѕ an iѕsue
thаt too fеw folκs arе speаκing intelligently
about. I'm very happy I found this during my hunt for something concerning this.

Here is my web site: genesis today pure green coffee bean extract