Even though we are wearing these formal robes we can still know True Freedom.
Paraphrased from Not Always So, by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi.
While at San Francisco Zen Centre last week I had the great good fortune to offer incense and make bows to the memory of Shunryn Suzuki at his memorial shrine. He wrote Zen Mind Beginners Mind a book which brought many to Zen practice, including me. The opportunity to express gratitude was a gift in itself.