Monday, October 24, 2005

Being and becoming

Today the state of Texas granted our non-profit corporation status. This will provide a way for contributions to the Ordinary Mind group to be tax-deductible. It is strange to become a corporation, such a small, informal group compared to what we ordinarily think of as a corporation, even as a non-profit: the Red Cross, the Catholic Church, Doctors without Borders. Basically, though, it means that we all have some ongoing responsibilities to continue to share the dharma and to provide regular opportunities for zazen, service, and discussion. I'm glad we have made this commitment, and it is great that we have a dedicated space to help support the folks who come and sit with us. Let's keep sitting together and working together to bring this ancient practice to life here, in this place, in this time, with these people. It is such a profound joy.


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