TTS Annual Appeal Letter

Posted by on Dec 1, 2023 in Announcements | Comments Off on TTS Annual Appeal Letter

If we weren’t unanimous about keeping our lives so much in motion, if we could do nothing for once, perhaps a great silence would interrupt this sadness, this never under-standing ourselves and threatening ourselves with death. From the poem “Keeping Quiet” by Pablo Neruda December 2023 Hello TTS members and friends, Recently I have been struggling with how to respond to the suffering and misery coming about from current wars being waged around the world. What can I do to reduce the harm and, more particularly, what can a small sangha do to make a difference? How can we help...

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“The only essential is that the gift must always move” – Annual donation to TTS

Posted by on Nov 22, 2021 in Announcements | Comments Off on “The only essential is that the gift must always move” – Annual donation to TTS

Whatever we have been given is supposed to be given away again. The only essential is that the gift must always move. —Lewis Hyde, The Gift   Winter 2021 Dear TTS Members and Friends, It is that time of year once again, the days grow shorter, the leaves fall off the trees, and we approach another new year. I want to thank you all for the support you have given to TTS throughout this trying year. I also want to ask for your help and support in 2022 as we go forward without much certainty and without Jack as our teacher for the first time in about 30 years. We have deep gratitude beyond...

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2019 Year End Letter

Posted by on Sep 20, 2019 in Announcements, Newsletter | Comments Off on 2019 Year End Letter

Yes It could happen any time, tornado, Earthquake, Armageddon. It could happen. Or sunshine, love, salvation. It could, you know. That’s why we wake And look out—no guarantees In this life. But some bonuses, like morning, Like right now, like noon, Like evening. ~William Stafford December, 2019 Hello Sangha Members and Friends – Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! This has been my mantra for the past five months as I have been recovering from a serious bicycle injury that occurred in late May. Although I was debilitated for a time and am still a bit gimpy, I am happy to be alive and to not have...

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Branching Moon Sesshin, April 14-21, 2018

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in Announcements | Comments Off on Branching Moon Sesshin, April 14-21, 2018

Three Treasures Sangha holds two, seven-day sesshins each year at Mountain Lamp, a rural practice center near Bellingham, Washington. This year’s sesshin is April 14-21. Details about our sesshins, as well as application forms, can be found on the Sesshin page.

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2018 Year End Letter

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in Announcements | Comments Off on 2018 Year End Letter

The way is perfect, like vast space, With nothing lacking and nothing in excess.           Verses on the Faith Mind   Greetings Three Treasures Sangha Members & Friends,                          December, 2018 It has been an incredibly beautiful fall with breathtaking views of the mountains and pristine beach scenes. At times, perfection does seem to be everywhere, everything OK just as it is. However, as we all know and feel in our bodies, suffering and pain is pervasive around the globe. Climate change, war, famine, creeping fascism, homelessness, racism and hate fill our world....

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2017 Year End Letter

Posted by on Dec 10, 2017 in Announcements | Comments Off on 2017 Year End Letter

“To carry yourself forward and experience myriad things is delusion. That myriad things come forth and experience themselves is awakening.” Dogen Greetings Three Treasures Members & Friends   December, 2017 Despite all the disasters, both natural and human made, that have occurred recently, I was given some sliver of hope for our torn and tattered world by the extraordinary phenomenon of the solar eclipse this summer. According to reports, many of those watching the eclipse seemed to experience a diminishing sense of self-centeredness and an increasing sense of connection and...

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