You are warmly invited to a Sangha Meeting on April 8, to connect and explore how to support our practice together. Email for details. Looking forward to seeing you!
Dear Oxbow Zen Sangha:
Settling into deep stillness and silence together, sharing potluck oryoki, experiencing the shifting light of the weather and the mind, deep teachings. Special thanks to all those who braved storm and snow and rain and other hindrances to be part of the March Zazenkai. Deep gratitude to Ryotan Sensei for his teaching!
Dear Oxbow Zen Sangha:
We’re excited to announce the dates for a
Spring Zazenkai with
Ryotan Sensei on
Saturday March 3 from
8 AM – 4 PM
at Shokai and Mark’s house in Southampton. Please mark your calendars!
All are welcome to gather for a day of deep practice.
Watch the email list for more information regarding the potluck sign-up and other logistics in early February.
Starting in February we will be following this monthly schedule:
1st Sunday – Speaking Sunday (Dharma Talk and Study)
2nd Sunday – Service Sunday
3rd Sunday – Simple Sunday (seated Heart Sutra)
4th Sunday – Service Sunday
5th Sunday – Silent Sunday (no chanting)
Check out the online Calendar to confirm specific events on specific dates.
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!