Where In San Leandro?

I needed to find a place of introspection and penitence after botching it last week.

A great calm settled over me when I saw this shrine-like setting in San Leandro.

And I needed the peace of mind after failing the faithful followers of this photo puzzle last week.

Carolyn Roderick, Pat Lucchesi, Pat Raposo and Jamie were all perplexed when I initially forgot to attach the photo last Saturday (I have appended it again this week as a secondary image).

Once the image was posted Jennifer Chaves emailed in the correct location: "The skate park on E 14th Street in the Ashland area."

Oops. Faux pas number two.

As Mike Katz-Lacabe jibed in an email, the puzzle ought to have been called "Where in Unincorporated Alameda County," because I took the picture was at the Jack Holland Sr. Skate Park. 16301 E. 14th St., a few blocks south of San Leandro.

(Actually, isn't that area called unincorporated San Leandro?)

In any event, I filed this puzzle with a prayer that everything goes right. And I ask your forgiveness as I invite you to play again.

Susan Reisz November 20, 2011 at 12:23 AM
Its on the way to Art Matoza's house, I pass it all the time. Its on the lef t hand corner of something and Farnsworth.. I see something new in it every time I go by. Thanks to the homeowner fro the entertainment
victoriandavis November 20, 2011 at 05:02 AM
Entertainment? Hardly. I live across from this house. And let me tell you how wonderful and refreshing it is to have neighbors as kind as these folks. They are Buddhist Monks who, for whatever reason, decided to move here in San Leandro. I have had the pleasure of being neighbors with them for almost three years now and have seen some very hateful, ignorant, and obviously uneducated "people" do some horrible things to these serene folks. Very sad and frustrating to me. I have girls that are 9 years old and absolutely love visiting with our neighbors. In fact, they are learning how to speak vietnamese by attending a class they teach in their home. My girls look forward to it every week.On holidays, they bring over hot, fresh, home cooking plates for all of us to enjoy. One couldn't ask for better neighbors.
Tom Abate November 20, 2011 at 07:59 PM
Great comment. Thanks for adding the personal touch.
Thomas Clarke November 20, 2011 at 10:30 PM
At the turn of the century Goto Zuigan and Sokei-an, Rinzai Zen Buddhists of very high respect, came to Hayward to learn agribusiness and to spread Buddhism. Despite the intense anti-Japanese sentiments of the time they stayed and endowed a level of spirituality that is most amazing and enduring far beyond their lives. http://sweepingzen.com/2009/12/23/goto-zuigan-bio/ http://www.firstzen.org/sokeian.php
Thomas Clarke November 20, 2011 at 10:34 PM
Gōtō Zuigan (後藤 瑞巌?, 1879—1965) was a Rinzai master and former chief abbot of Myōshin-ji and of Daitoku-ji, at that time the most important position in Rinzai. One of his students, of fifteen years, was author Huston Smith. He was one of four students ordained by Sokatsu Shaku, and was a member of a group of fourteen who went to the US with Sokatsu in 1906 and attempted strawberry farming in Hayward, California, returning to Japan in 1910. He received his inka from Sokatsu in 1916. Subsequently, he spent fifteen years as a missionary in Seoul. His two Dharma heirs were Oda Sesso and Soko Morinaga,


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