Zen at Synthesis Yoga Center in Athens, Oct. 2019

Concluding a lightning-fast teaching trip to Athens. It is always so very impressive to see the enthusiasm and even passion for Zen practice here in Greece, the European home of “don’t-know” philosophy. We found a home for these practices at Synthesis Center in Chalandri, where a dedicated group of Ashtangis practicing under the direction of Anetta Alexandridi blend strong Ashtanga with clear “don’t-know” Zen in the tradition of Zen Master Seung Sahn. Already scheduled to be back here from Nov. 28 to lead a three-day silent retreat. So moved and inspired by this community, I am already looking forward to return. Big mistake — but you just can’t help it.