Now, I would like to invite us all to take up the question of what such a center would look like towards seeing it come into being. I also offer my willingness to hold the tender early threads of this conversation together until a cohesive circle emerges with energy of its own to move forward.
To that end, an open discussion list has been set up for anyone that possesses heartfelt interest to join in:
Further cultivating my relationship with the Bay Area, two daylongs will be held on Saturday & Sunday, June 21-22nd at the conference center of San Francisco Zen Center. Saturday's daylong will integrate specific opportunities to further expand this dialog, including breakout sessions for visioning and planning interspersed with sitting practice. In this way, I hope the "business" of building community can stay closely aligned with the practice of community itself.
I strongly encourage you to make time for this event if at all possible. A separate accouncement with registration and further details will be mailed this evening.
If you are particularly energized around this idea and wish to help hold this vision in any way in this early stage, please do not hesitate to email me directly.
I hope this will raise for each of you the many questions & challenges about intention, aesthetic, ownership, form, power, community, structure and so on that it seems likely to. I hope you will feel compelled to bring those questions to the table, blessing all of us with your input, energy and that most valuable resource we as dharma practitioners each possess, treasure and seek to cultivate, loving attention.
Pass this message along widely, inviting all that may come.
With warm blessings and in peace,
Angel Kyodo Williams