Mark your calendars for the Sangha Meeting on December 3 2017, from 10AM-Noon at Magna House. All are welcome!
At the Sep 30 Zazenkai, Ryotan Sensei invoked Ryokan’s poem
as an invitation to look deeply into this mind.
Three full bows in gratitude to Ryotan Sensei for making the trip to share the teaching with the Oxbow Zen Sangha!
And, as always, many thanks to the many hands that create and maintain the container in which we can settle deeply into whole-hearted practice. Very special thanks to Shokai and Mark for their hospitality!
Happy Fall Equinox, everyone! Please register now via email for our day-long Harvest Zazenkai on Sept 30, with talk by and interview with Ryotan Sensei from the Village Zendo. Sign up for our electronic email list to stay up-to-date on the shared planning and decision process.
Exciting new events at Oxbow Zen coming up this fall! Mark your calendars!
- Sept 30: All-day Zazenkai with Ryotan Sensei from the Village Zendo.
- Oct 8: Service (Kenko) + Study (10AM – noon)
- Oct 22: Dharma Talk (Soshin)
- Nov 12: Service & Talk (Kenko) + Study
- Dec 10: Fusatsu Service w/ Talk (Soshin) + Study
Earlier start to Sunday sit: arrive 7:45 AM, bell for the first sit at 8:00 AM.
Evening sit moves to Wednesday: 6:00-7:30 PM at Magna House. Contact us for location details.
Looking forward to deepening the practice together!
We will come together for a Sangha Meeting on September 3 2017, 10 AM – noon. Please join the conversation on our community email list to share any ideas we would like to explore together. Hope to see you there!
The Village Zendo Shuso Sesshin takes place from Aug 15-22 2017. Once again videos of the Dharma Talks will be publicly available through Facebook at facebook.com/VillageZendo/ Watch them live or watch them later!
Four Oxbow Zen practitioners have just returned from a deep and settled Dai-Sesshin with the Village Zendo at The Grail in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY. Can you spot them in the picture?
All the seven Dharma talks were shared as live video through Facebook. Roshi Enkyo urges us in her talk on the “Genjokoan in Troubled Times” to find our own way for acting as a Bodhisattva Citizen (audio). Soshin Osho uses the Koan of “Babyface Pro Wrestling” to encourage us to notice when what we think we know creates separation between us and them (audio), and how much learning and healing is possible when that separation eases.