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The following is an excerpt from this issue:

Welcome back to Sunday Sanzenkai following last week’s five day retreat. It’s good to come back to our Sunday Sanzenkai routine again and to find the time to sit and do simple things, to quiet our body and mind, particularly in December, which leads up to the holidays and Christmas.

Our minds become so busy and think of many things, partying, presents, holidays, all sorts of things. December is very busy month – no different in Australia than to Japan. Even respected teachers and monks run around! Usually a distinguished teacher walks slowly… (Continued on page 1)