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Indozan experience

Ikko Zenji Diary

Helping Indosan sogenji Zen monastery, India
Arriving with the local bus from Adilabad at 7AM to indosan sogenji is a welcome relief from the busy cities.
A wonderful location in the outback with cotton fields and a small mountain range, Bodhi has been working hard to get the main building ready for zazen (big zendo ) and for cooking and people to stay. There is still work going on, on the main building. But that doesn't keep us from having a daily schedule with 3:30 am sitting, 4:00am choka and sitting. 6am preparation for breakfast. For samu we have been cleaning out rooms and the kitchen. started a vegetable garden, making a bookshelf, doing repairs, Bodhi supervised the work going on, a full time job here in India.
At night we sit from 6 pm to 8pm with sutra chanting. From 8:30pm till 9:30pm occasionally an English class. For a group of people coming all the way from Adilabad.
We did Rohatsu sesshin for 7 days with a small group with others coming in and out.
Sunday there is a zazen kai with people coming to sit and help out a bit.
Takuhatsu is done in the villages,where people (follower of Dr.Ambedkar) donate rice , dal, oil, etc.
At the moment the construction of the gate has been started so that the place get a decent entrance and more monastic feel . Things are progressing well with the planted trees growing and the Buddhist getting more involved and excited.  

 Lay women participation is increasing, so I would like to invite a women zen practitioner to encourage Indian Buddhist women in their practice from one drop zen group. Pls contact me , if anyone would like to help with this project. Shaku (Bodhi)

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