Just got back from a week at Green Gulch Zen Farm, which is part of a larger Zen community that includes a center in SF and one in Tassajara. I decided before going not to take my laptop, or music, or books, but I did take a blank journal and have a lot of notes from the experience that I will post above. I also took a few photos and will post those. After that, some other analysis. Overall, the experience was wonderful and surprising in a number of ways, and the people were genuine and welcoming. I can highly recommend the experience.