Mark your calendars! We are excited that Ryotan Sensei will be available for our Fall Zazenkai on Saturday October 26 2019. It will be a full day of practice, including Zazen, chanting service, shared oryoki meals, and an opportunity for private interview with a teacher.
As we are looking toward October, who is planning on participating in the October Zazenkai on Saturday Oct 26 2019? Contact us soon via email if you’re interested in participating.
If there is a particular service position you would like to practice at the Zazenkai, please indicate your wish. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to be in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting in September, we resume our shared study of Janet Jiryu Abels’ book “Making Zen Your Own.” We will meet at Magna House on the third Sunday of the month after the morning sit, around 9:45 AM. Our guiding question for the shared study and discussion is this: “Having read the section, how do I see it come up in my life?”
Hello everybody: We had a wonderful deep and quiet morning sit with six people today. And then an intimate study circle, checking in; exploring Shitou’s life and our own.
Next Sunday, Sept 29, you are warmly invited to share your voice in our fall Sangha Gathering. We meet right after the morning sit, starting around 9:45 / 10 AM, usually around 11:30 AM or noon. Snacks are welcome!
It’s a time when we connect with our voices and hearts to explore how we’d like to shape our Zen practice together throughout the next season or two. If you’d like to join remotely via video let me know.
Some opportunities for discussion might include: weekday sits, Zazenkai (day-long sits), private interviews, monthly study, shared road trips to the Village Zendo or retreats, Dharma hikes, locations for sits, connections to other groups, etc.