Saturday, September 17, 2016

Departure today going East to West for Tassajara 2016 Practice Period


Departure today going East to West for the Tassajara 2016 Fall Practice Period.  May the rains arrive and the fires subside allowing the way of Zen to blossom and grow in America (now and always).

Monday, February 29, 2016

Shuso Entering Ceremony February 18th, 2016


My Shuso Entering Ceremony with Dairyu Michael Wenger officiating
I'm wearing the white japanese style socks

Friday, October 30, 2015

Bobbi's Seven Dragons Mosaic completed October 2015

This is a piece that I have been working on for a number of years.  It is called “Bobbi’s Seven Dragons”.  The first image is the piece before it has been grouted.  The second is the post grout in the afternoon sunlight.  The third and forth photos are of the detail without light shining through (while grout is still wet)  of the turtle in the lower left corner and the rat in the lower right.  Other elements that are easier to discern without light coming through are a spider on a web, a dragonfly, a bee, a pelican, a stylized pre-columbian lion/puma and the back of my body as I sit zazen.  I used auto glass, art glass, tile, broken crystal, tile, river stone and an ocean blue grout.

I’m very happy with how it turned out.  


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

I will be offering a Dharma Talk at Ka Shin Zendo in Takoma Park, MD on June 6th, 2015

Rev. Bobbi Ponce-Barger (ShinChi InRyu - Body Wisdom, Hidden Dragon), will be offering a Talk on the topic of “Freedom” on Saturday June 6th, 2015 at Ka Shin Zendo in Takoma Park.

Rev. Inryu is a Soto Buddhist Priest in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi (founder of the San Francisco Zen Center www.sfzc.org).  She is the resident priest for the All Beings Zen Sangha in Washington DC www.allbeingszen.org.
Ka Shin Zendo is located in the Library of the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, 310 Tulip Avenue, Takoma Park MD 20912
The Saturday Practice will begin with Zazen starting at 8:30am.  And the morning program is usually completed by 11:00am.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Saturday Dec 13th Civil Disobedience Event #blacklivesmattter Washington DC

Participated in the "Justice for All" event on Pennsylvania Avenue and then followed a break off group moving up 7th Street NW.  The local police had provided a big buffer space between car traffic and the youth staging a 6 minute die-in in the intersection of 7th and F.  So I laid down too!  Yes, those are my legs.  Very moving to be a part of this action to call attention to the recent shootings/killings of unarmed people of color by law enforcement personnel.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

#WISH Women in Solidarity with Hajibs

I support this campaign to call attention to the physical and verbal assaults that women are experiencing because they wear a Hajib.  It is an issue in Australia right now and has been in France in recent years. Women ought not face verbal and physical assault whether wearing head coverings or not.    #WISH in a effort to bring attention to this problem and to call for solidarity against Islamophobia.