Touching Earth Sangha

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We had a nice visit from three members of the Portland-based Touching Earth Sangha. A group of “modern monastics” trying to live a simple life based on meditation. Among their guidelines: not using fossil fuels, not using plastics, vegan diet, and handling money to the smallest extent possible.

Nomon introduces their practice as a way of expressing Prajñā Paramitā – that how we live does matter, and Touching Earth’s teacher, Satya, explains a bit about their practice.

About Nomon Tim Burnett

Spiritual Director and Zen priest Nomon Tim Burnett has been a student of Zoketsu Norman Fischer since 1987 when he was a resident at San Francisco Zen Center's Green Gulch Farm. After sitting practice periods at Green Gulch and Tassajara Zen Monastery, Tim helped found the Bellingham Zen Practice Group in 1991. Tim was ordained as a Zen Priest by Norman in 2000 and received Dharma Transmission in July, 2011. A person of wide-ranging professional interests, Tim has been a botanist, carpenter, elementary school teacher, writer, and computer programmer. In addition to his work at the Spiritual Director of Red Cedar Zen Community, Tim is Executive Director of Mindfulness Northwest.
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