I’ve been preparing to launch a Zen group in Boston, now that my family is settled here, having moved from the burbs in mid-2018. I designed the logo below, started looking for space, and . . . the COVID-19 pandemic happened (making our Five Remembrances impossible to forget). Then I learned that many other White Plum teachers had begun moving their own sangha’s practice sessions online (which some of them had begun doing even before the pandemic). So, I subscribed to Zoom, spun up a website, and launched. A small, lovely group of us have met twice now.
I had thought and thought and thought about a name, which produced . . . zilch. Finishing a sit in our attic office at dawn one day, I looked out the window from my cushion and saw the full moon in a hazy, pale blue sky. Full Moon Zen. Of course. This little reflection by Kenneth Kraft, on full moon symbolism in Zen, gets it just right.