A quick breath

A rose by any other…

See the root?

See the root?

The gift of a name–
a reflection or road map?
Regardless, live it.

山花, San’ka, Mountain Flower.

The Buddha twirled a flower. 🙂

Roots in the earth, strong and stably grounded, blooming up into the clouds, our teachers.

Brief and ephemeral, growing into fruit or sending out seeds on the wind.

山 can also be read as Temple. Temple Flower–who doesn’t blossom in the zendo?


Deep gratitude to Sensei Kaz Tanahashi for the name 山花 and to Jun Pei Cui, resident artist of the San Francisco Asian Art Museum store, who designed & carved the seal.


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