As we make our way up the road to the monastery, it’s easy to believe the lore that this mountain was once a Native American healing ground. The Beaverkill River rushes past, cleansing and purifying. This stream, the quiet stillness, the hushed complacency of the mountain, and the deer that cross our path slowly work their magic as we ascend. (excerpted from 3 Bowls, written by Seppo Ed Farrey with Myochi Nancy O’Hara, Foreword and calligraphy by Eido T. Shimano Roshi).
Above is Excerpt from 3 Bowls, Vegetarian Recipes from an American Zen Buddhist Monastery, on Dai Bosatsu Mountain. The mountain is situated in a large estate with over 1,000 acres of maple forest, in where all animals are kept in free and wild nature.