So my sangha has become a 501(c)(3) organization, looking to accomplish more in the community and perhaps get some permanent quarters for meditation. One of my fellow Zen practitioners was remarking on the difficulty of finding a place in Sunnyvale, due to the high property prices there. My suggestions for avoiding the problem:

  • The Sanghamobile! Get an old bus, retrofit it for biodiesel, rip out the seats and put down zafus and zabutons. Give it a Twitter feed like a food truck so people know when it will be in the neighborhood if they want to meditate. “If you want to order nothing, we deliver!” It could even provide a “meditate while you commute” service up to San Francisco and back.
  • Zendo bouncy castle! Just let people know via social media where it will be inflated for today’s meditation and service.
  • Augmented reality temple! Just get enough Google Glasses for everyone and turn on the “Zen temple” overlay. One could make all kinds of points about emptiness there.
ext_73044: Tinkerbell (Oy Kitteh)

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The funniest thing is it is All Good. Buddha always said there is more than one path. Might have some problems with the Augmented reality, but that's only because of how modern it is. You shouldn't need Google Glasses to get the Zen Temple Overlay. ;)
I decided that I'm Jewish, but that doesn't mean I haven't studied. Besides I'm a practicing Reiki Healer, and our founder was Japanese. Meditation is very important in our development as healers.

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