Stop all the busy-ness, I'm concentrating! That is to say, I've begun a three month writing retreat, to write a book I'm supposed to write. I plan to take three months off from my daily rounds as pastor of the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery and focus on one activity: saying in words what I want to say about Buddhist practice. I'm going to forgo meetings, lectures and consultations in order to give birth to a book about Buddhist practice. People I meet when I travel to Buddhist countries East and West ask me all the time, "What is the best practice for me? What should I do to move forward in my spiritual practice?"