Saturday, January 2, 2016


New York Zen
Center for Contemplative Care
Some wise words from Koshin and Chodo, a reading from Thomas Merton, Koshin strikes the bowl (bell) 108 times, followed by each of us striking it once again.  Then refreshments.

On The Walk Home
Kewpie in a toy store window
Rose O'Neill, a Midwest native who had worked as a writer and illustrator in New York City, initially conceptualized the Kewpie as a cartoon intended for a comic strip in 1909. According to O'Neill, the idea for the Kewpies came to her in a dream. The comic, featuring the cherub-faced characters, was first printed in Ladies' Home Journal in the December 1909 issue. O'Neill described the characters as "a sort of little round fairy whose one idea is to teach people to be merry and kind at the same time."

Kewpie with a Gumby Clock
9:30 New Years Eve

Tibet House
Chanting the Hanuman Chalisa 108 times began at 8AM and ended at 8PM  with various Singers and Musicians
The  event was live-streamed and is still available for viewing
Part 2

Be kind
Be courageous
Be cheerful
Take it easy


1 comment:

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

it's now Wednesday, the 6th and we begin
again with the 108. I thank you so much
so so much for this, love