Quick update and 2014 Zen practice opportunities

28 Apr

In the middle of moving to the farm, I notice that I haven’t been updating. I’ll add a photo or two and brief information.

The farm is 17 acres near Faribault, MN, in the Cannon River Wild and Scenic District. The house is a converted barn, and one of the projects will be adding bedrooms.

During the first summer, things will be fairly informal, with focus on gardening, land care, and care of buildings. It will be possible to visit, and open events will be posted here. There will be opportunities for Zen practice, posted here, and here’s a description:

Vairochana Farm: summer practice

The land for Vairochana Farm has just been purchased. During summer and fall of 2014, you are invited to live, work and practice here. Practice style will be Antaiji/Uchiyama Roshi style.

Details: morning zazen plus additional retreats and study opportunities; approximately 30 hours of work per week; initial stay 1 week, with mutual agreement for longer stays; no charge, but refundable deposit is due on acceptance. We hope to be accessible to people with disabilities including chemical sensitivity.

Vairochana Farm is located near Faribault, Minnesota, on 17 acres with a converted barn and several outbuildings. The land is woods, hills, pasture, and creeks, walking distance to the Cannon River and about an hour from Minneapolis.

The mission statement is in the May 19 post.

Fields and pasture - winter at Vairochana Farm

Fields and pasture – winter at Vairochana Farm

Cabot Rd - Jan 2013 087


3 Responses to “Quick update and 2014 Zen practice opportunities”

  1. wren April 28, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

    awesome shodo, many blessings to you & yours along this path! please let me know when you would like to share the farm’s events & zen related events so i can also share them with friends who may be interested. best wishes in all you do here!!! for the earth, all our human family, our own spirits ❤ wren


    • shodospring April 29, 2014 at 12:33 am #

      I’m grateful to you and others who share events. I will offer a summary of the purpose and an invitation to join me for practice this summer – with a few details – hopefully soon.


  2. marshallbutcharmstrong April 28, 2014 at 6:23 pm #

    Reblogged this on The Window.


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