Buddha Bash

Zen-out for a good cause

In the 50s, everyone got into Zen Buddhism. Kerouac, Ginsberg and Salinger were all big old Buddhists. Salinger included a now well-known koan in his epigraph for Nine Stories, “We know the sound of two hands clapping. But what is the sound of one hand clapping?" Did ya figure it out yet? Probably not, but there’s still hope for you yet!

Zen is still confusing as can be and is alive and well in Coconut Grove. Zen Village promotes balance, health and harmony through meditation, yoga, holistic and life skills workshops. The goal is to get people centered and healthy. Those healthy dudes and dudettes will then pass on their health to others, benefiting the community at large.

Pretty simple: they help you and you go on to help others.

Zen Village and Life is Art are co-hosting a party for Heart for Humanity, Friday at 7 p.m. The celebration includes music, performances, art, an open bar and free hors d’oeuvres all for a small donation.

These organizations are the brainchildren of Master Chufei Tsai who has counseled people worldwide, helping them focus on their inner development. These orgs strive to help clients in all areas of their lives, and they serve not only those who can afford therapy, but those who cannot. A healthy community? Seems a fair deal for $15.

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