Our namesake SOJI, was born from the ancient spiritual practice called Soji. Soji is a Zen word relating to the practice of “Temple Cleansing.” The practice is simple. After morning meditation, all members are assigned a basic cleaning task on the Temple grounds (Sweep the hallway, clean the walls, polish the windowpanes). After about 20 minutes the work leader rings a bell signaling the end of all work. If the hallway is half swept, if the walls are not complete, if the only 5 of the 15 windowpanes are polished - it does not matter, as the “destination” or “completion” is not the intention. The goal was not to complete the task, but to be present during the task.