Zen Trash Squad

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Check out this post on “Zen and the Art of Dumpster Diving” from the nytimes.com blog, Dot Earth. Apparently dumpster diving is an honored tradition among monks in Michigan. Not surprising when one considers the age-old world of trash pickers and Buddhist disdain for waste.

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Unflattering photo caught by Geoff Kroepel for the Environment Report, reposted here via Dot Earth.  (Why that guy needs a back brace to scoop a parka from the trash is anyone’s guess.  Perhaps it’s all part of the meditation and center-searching.  I was kind of hoping for trash slings fashioned from saffron-colored robes.) 

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