It's been another amazing year at Korinji. But the result is easy enough to see: our zendo, which graces a rocky Wisconsin hillside (and which can now be seen from satellite on Google Maps! Enter the coordinates 43.629692, -90.010752).
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all the members and friends of the Rinzai Zen Community (and also Shinjinkai members who have done so much) for continuing to share this incredible journey with us. Every piece of lumber and stone at Korinji has been carried and placed by the hands of our volunteers. Our building, though silent, fairly rings with the vibrant energy of these amazing, selfless workers.
Where do we stand now? Our zendo exterior is complete with the addition last month of light fixtures. We've also finished the electrical work. All that remains now is insulation, drywall and other interior work...followed by our final cedar decking. And after that we won't rest, of course. We'll begin the main residence, which will sit in a nearby clearing on the hill.
We've got a long way to go...and funds are short. As always, we ask you to remember Korinji if you are among those fortunate enough to have the means to donate to charity as we near year-end. Please help us to keep the momentum moving forward, into the new year and for many years to come! Donations to Korinji go solely toward building and outfitting this new Zen monastery in North America's heartland.
Wishing all of you much health, joy and peace during the holidays and into the New Year.
The Korinji Foundation