Roshi Myoyu Susan Andersen of the Great Plains Zen Center, works with children with special needs at the Marklund Day School in Bloomingdale, Illinois. The children made a quilt with flower designs. The theme of the quilt was Soen's haiku (top middle square):

"All beings are flowers
Blooming in this
Blooming universe."

The children, who range in age from 3 to 12, were helped with pressing down the rubber stamps to make flowers on their square. They made choices according to their ability.


"Each one of you is this wonderful existence itself!"

Soen Nakagawa

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