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CATSKILL PILGRIMAGE 2005

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In August 2005,  members of the BFF and SBF communities, set off on their yearly pilgrimage to the Catskills Mountain region of  New York State to visit the beautiful temples and monasteries of the Buddhist religion. Pilgrims visited KoreanZen, Japanese Zen, Tibetan and Chinese Buddhist sites, and the villages of Woodstock and Phoencia.  
 
Also, the pilgrims practiced zazen in many locations, recited the nembutsu and had deep discussions about life's important questions. For sleeping accomodations, the pligrims slept in tents at the Kenneth Wilson Campground in Mt. Tremper.  Finally the weather was perfect and the company was even better.  A special tanks to the wonderful hospitality of the folks at the Zen Mountain Monastery and the Castkills Zen Monastery.

pligrims at first stop
Chuang Yen Monastery

Buddha Hall
Inside Chuang Yen's Buddha Hall

Pure Land Art
Inside Chuang Yen

Paying one's respects
Dan prayers at the Buddhist cemetary

challenger
Zeke makes a challenge in the Pure Land

Practice Hall at Chuang Yen
Meditation is part of the pilgrimage

Zen Monastery
Catskill Zen Monastery (Korean)

Buddhist prayer
The girls prayer for the sake of all beings

Zazen
Dan and others meditate in Shrine room

hitting the bell
Joy hits the giant mindfulness bell.

Fellowship
Dinner at Landau's Grill in Woodstock

Tibetan Buddhism
KTD Tibetan Monastery, Woodstock

Zen Mountain Monastery
The pilgrims at Zen Mountain Monastery, Mt. Tremper