Zen Mountain Monastery / Fire Lotus Zendo: 1996 photos (continued)

Daido and his favorite toy. Zen Mountain Monastery, 6-17-96

Daido and his favorite toy. Zen Mountain Monastery, 6-14-96

Marcia Shibata: Ikebana Class. ZMM, 6-15-96

Marcia Shibata: Ikebana Class. ZMM, 6-15-96

Ikebana demonstration. 6-15-96

Ikebana demonstration. 6-15-96

Marcia's Ikebana workshop. 6-15-96

Marcia’s Ikebana workshop. 6-15-96

Kitchen practice: strawberries and lemons (my "Vermeer"!). ZMM, 6-14-96

Kitchen practice: strawberries and lemons (my “Vermeer”!). ZMM, 6-14-96

Chris Cawley (from New Zealand): ZMM Cook. 6-14-96

Chris Cawley (from New Zealand): ZMM Cook. 6-14-96

James Kruger (and the aptly-named black "Gott" garbage can). 6-14-96

James Kruger (and the aptly-named black “Gott” garbage can). 6-14-96

ZMM kitchen windows. 6-14-96

ZMM kitchen windows. 6-14-96

Kitchen Practice: Strawberries. 6-14-96

Kitchen Practice: Strawberries. 6-14-96

Dragon "greeter" at entrance to Zen Mountain Monastery.

Dragon “greeter” at entrance to Zen Mountain Monastery.

The View from Fire Lotus Zendo, June 1996.

The View from Fire Lotus Zendo, June 1996.

Myotai, Fire Lotus Zendo. 1996

Myotai, Fire Lotus Zendo. 1996

1. Fire Lotus Baptism

1. Fire Lotus Baptism

2. Fire Lotus Baptism

2. Fire Lotus Baptism

3. Fire Lotus Baptism

3. Fire Lotus Baptism

Change Your Mind Day, Central Park, 6-8-96 (I was a "Dharma Cop", discreetly herding people).

Change Your Mind Day, Central Park, 6-8-96 (I was a “Dharma Cop”, discreetly herding people).

The beginning of Change Your Mind Day, 6-8-96.

The beginning of Change Your Mind Day, 6-8-96.

At Change Your Mind Day, everyone's a Buddhist!

At Change Your Mind Day, everyone’s a Buddhist!

Myotai leading the crowd in a chant. 6-8-96

Myotai leading the crowd in a chant. 6-8-96

Myotai, Change Your Mind Day, 6-8-96

Myotai, Change Your Mind Day, 6-8-96

Daido and Myotai, Change Your Mind Day, 6-8-96

Daido and Myotai, Change Your Mind Day, 6-8-96

Parade of a Thousand Lanterns, 6-96

Parade of a Thousand Lanterns, 6-96

Parade Banner: "The Whole World is a Single Flower", 6-96

Parade Banner: “The Whole World is a Single Flower”, 6-96

Fire Lotus Zendo marchers, after the Parade of a Thousand Lanterns (Nancy is at the left/front). 6-96

Fire Lotus Zendo marchers, after the Parade of a Thousand Lanterns (Nancy is seated, left/front). 6-96

Myotai's Transmission to Vice Abbess of Zen Mountain Monastery. 6-96

Myotai’s Transmission to Vice Abbess of Zen Mountain Monastery. 6-96

Myotai writing.

Myotai writing.

Gassho

Gassho

Summer 1996 News: Spring and Fall Angos.

Summer 1996 News: Spring and Fall Angos.

One more: Myotai at the picnic closing the Spring Ango. June, 1996

One more: Myotai at the picnic closing the Spring Ango. June, 1996

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