Then I offer dokusan (private interviews) to students, some in person and some via Skype. We have a short service and wrap up by 8:30.
After grabbing an Americano, I make my way to the Writers Room, a nonprofit writing space, where I write and study at a standing desk for several hours. Right now I’m working on a teaching about the koan “Nanquan’s Peony.”
Lunch break: I eat in Washington Square Park, where I listen to the musicians, take photos, or just hang.
Next is a swim at the Chelsea Piers Sports Center, before stopping back home and returning to the Zendo for evening meditation at 5:30.
See more web-exclusive images from the photoshoot with Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara below:
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