Tuesday, October 14, 2008

furnace mountain

easter sunday––first day off in thirty friends said it would take five hours to drive from olney to clay city across the heartland through illinois, indiana and kentucky farms and fields in Indiana expansive and well maintained. it’s true about the blue grass in kentucky with ranches and horse corrals as far as the eye can see. seven hours have passed arriving at the gate nestled into the mountains of kentucky a beautiful korean monastery to every detail workers have paid meticulous attention the beauty of this building and the landscape is overwhelming sitting in the Buddha Hall bowing and chanting the reverberations of my voice and the echo of the moktak this room is chanting too the turkey vultures soar overhead a three legged dog roams the temple grounds. 道清, 禅师 Dochong, JDPSN

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