One of Wind-in-Grass' 4 stated missions is to make San Francisco a kinder and better place. Ashley Callen volunteered to lead that charitable works group within our Sangha and has, over the last half year since she took over, done a marvelous job identifying opportunities for our Zen group to improve SF.
One of the projects that Ashley launched was habitat restoration. Recently we moved our focus to McKinely park in Potrero Hill. Every second Sunday of the month we meet and roll up sleeves and dig into the dirt doing weeding, and planting.
There is the group, on the hillside. As we work our way down, we are going to see if we can pull up some of those pesky red brick weeds. They keep cropping up.
Actually, the intent of the project is to restore, as closely as possible, the hillside to a natural SF habitat, before invasive foreign species took root. It will largely be serpentine grass, wildflowers and pines. You can see Marika and Ashley on the right and I think that is Angie on the far left trying to get out of the frame.
Yes, hello ladies.
Sometimes, when you cannot help yourself, the best thing is to help others. Especially when that other is tierra and cannot ask for help. It was a good day in the sun, and it will be on the regular WiG schedule, second Sundays 10-12.
“A Course on Koans” is the delusion-riddled work of Chris Kufu (“Wind in the Void”) Wilson, who began practicing Zen in 1967. He regards Taizan Maezumi, Robert Aitken, and David Weinstein as his root teachers. Each of them pecked at his shell until he “completed” the never-ending koan curriculum of the Harada-Yasutani lineage.
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