2009 Intensive: Appamada Introduced

Flint and Peg at 2009 Lotus Lake Intensive

Flint and Peg at 2009 Lotus Lake Intensive

June Residential Intensive at Lotus Lake: Introducing Appamada

We had been practicing together as a sangha since 1995, under the name Ordinary Mind Zen, and led by Peg. Flint joined the sangha in 2008, and in January 2009 Flint and Peg began clarifying our shared vision for the evolution of the dharma and Zen practice in the west. We wanted our name to convey this vision, and in June, 2009, we introduced this next evolution of our sangha’s identity as Appamada. Below are recordings and materials from that intensive as well as a dharma talk in which Peg introduced the new name to the sangha as a whole.