The center realizes the great efforts the Youngs made to get this building to this stage and the handsomeness of their contributions to it. We are most grateful for their commitment to our practice here at Brooks Branch.
The bath house has, in the meantime, become storage for a great collection of tools and supplies but until they can be moved into another building they make working on the bath house difficult.
Fortunately, Barbara Gordon donated a small utility shed which has been de-constructed and is slated to be reconstructed and expanded into a tool building on what was the old tent platform. She is being helped in this effort by Matt Young, Jason Dowdle, and Be Gardiner while Linda Campany feeds them all.
Our thank you¹s to all these people for their efforts.
Also to all sixteen who came to the fall weekend for the work they did here then. Along with the final wiring in the apartment a host of maintenance was done and the gate was readied for the roof decking. And to Michael Brown for his perseverance on the gate which currently waits only its roof slates and to Joe Kenlan, the guiding hand for the beautiful stone retaining walls between the bath house and multi-purpose building.
During the fall weekend Sandy continued his lectures on Case 2 of the Mumonkan, "Hyakujo and the Fox".
One morning Be, a lay monk, entered the interview room, sat, adjusted his robes, bowed to Sandy, and said, just like the old man/ fox, "Can you give me a turning phrase?"
Sandy replied, "What do you want to be liberated from."
The student paused then laughed.
Sandy said, "I guess that will be turning phrase enough" and rang his bell.
Contributions of time , materials and money have come from: Art Knowles of Word of Mouth Carpentry and Melody Ivins who have constructed new steps for front of the zendo, Chuck Stuts and Tom Dow who are working on the landscaping, Kenny O'Hara, Judith Brooks, BJ O¹Brien, Dennis Lennox, R. Kraus, Jason Dowdle, Caroline Gardiner, Harold Younger, David Dyer, Lisa Richey and Stefano Ponte, Kalo Baron,, Woody Setzer, Jennifer Armstrong, Linda Campany, John Iler, Be Gardiner, Barbara Gordon, Catherine Boston, Pam Berger, Tony Zanella, Anna Madden, Wiley Akers, Joe Kenlan, Roxanne Henderson, Michael Brown, Bill Stephens, Aline Kala and Keith Sykes, Judith Brooks, John Baugh, and Daphne Jones.
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