Tassajara Zen Monastery: Trying To Do Without Caffeine

[Tassajara monastery has no internet and I had no computer there in 2000.  I completed writing this letter by hand and then sent the pages through the US postal service to my housemate and friend Rich, who typed it in, and emailed it out to a mailing list of friends]

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I realize that this letter may come right on the heels of my last, but it can’t be helped.  When you have a song in your heart, you have to sing out.  I don’t really currently have a song in my heart, but I do want to write another letter, so here it is.  I think that, perhaps, once I finished writing one letter, I thought of a whole bunch of other topics to address in a second one ….

Tassajara Zen Monastery: Back For Another Three Months

[Tassajara monastery has no internet and I had no computer there in 2000.  I completed writing this letter by hand and then sent the pages through the US postal service to my housemate and friend Rich, who typed it in, and emailed it out to a mailing list of friends]

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Like last year, I am existing this winter at the Tassajara Zen Monastery, a complex of about ten large buildings and seventy smaller ones in the Ventana wilderness, twenty-five miles from Big Sur.