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2013-10-22 23:30:28

Zen Master Dae Gak will hold his annual fall zen meditiation retreat on Oct. 25-27 in Houston, Texas at 1375 Bunkerhill Road. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 The West Houston Zen Center will hold its annual fall retreat with Zen Master Dae Gak beginning at 6:00 PM Friday evening, October 25, 2013, running through Noon Sunday, October 27. On Sunday, following the retreat, retreatants are invited to join the Korean Nam Son Sa temple members for lunch. The Retreat will feature Zen...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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