February 12, 2009

at Green Gulch Zen Center

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photo by Donald Kinney

Here in Marin County, followers of Zen Buddhism are just about as common as hybrid cars, and there is no shortage of places around here for the budding Buddhist to hone his or her spiritual skills...

We have a fine Zen meditation center out at Spirit Rock in San Geronimo Valley, but the Green Gulch Zen Center -- not far from Muir Beach -- includes a highly productive organic farm producing food not only for the Center, but to sell at Farmer's Markets in the area.

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The winter vegetables are still going-strong out at Green Gulch...   They've been progressively picking broccoli, and besides about six different chards they are growing strange looking varieties of lettuces and other colorful and crinkly greens.

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photo by Donald Kinney

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Tomate Farcie said...

I'm very pleased to see a lot of green in Marin. We need more of that rain!

There used to be a Zen Buddhist retreat / monastery in Ross or San Anselmo some years back. Come to think of it, these must be some have been some wealthy Buddhists because land over there is *not* cheap.

photowannabe said...

Love the variety of veggies and the peaceful feel of these shots.

Anonymous said...

A wonderful place, no doubt, and you photos are wonderfull, as alwaays, but for some reason the words "Green Gulch" and "Zen Center" put together just gave me a small burst of the giggles! Chalk it up to winter fatigue...

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