Study May 21

Study (Sunday):  We continue our once-a-month study of chapters in The Zen Teachings of Homeless Kodo, by Kosho Uchiyama & Shohaku Okumura.  This will take place after the regular Sunday sits, in place of the usual check-in.

Next Study:  Sunday May 21.  Chapter 72: “Sawaki Roshi’s Last Words.” Kenko will be facilitating.  (We’ve looked at Chapters 49, 9, 66, 50, 44, (67?), 43, 36, …)

After this study, we will taking a break for the summer and may resume in the fall with a different study text.  Suggestions welcome!

May 2023 Update: Mask Policy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that transmission rates for COVID-19 in our local counties are low.

As a result, we determined that effective immediately the use of masks will be optional for in-person practice at the Zendo.

We will no longer require proof of vaccination to enter the Zendo.

You are still very welcome to wear a mask when you attend Village Zendo events.  Please take care of your own needs if you want to be especially cautions, e.g. ahead of international travel.

If you have a condition that impairs your immune system, or if you are over the age of 75,  we recommend that you wear a mask.

If you have fever, chills, cough, sneezing, runny nose or a new rash please take appropriate care of yourself and do not come to the Zendo until you have recovered.

If you have been exposed to COVID-19 recently, please attend only after five days since exposure and a negative test.

Any member may still choose to wear masks or N95s. Please respect their decision.

Please be aware that if community transmission of COVID-19 or Flu return to CDC high or substantial levels, we may be required to return to mandatory masking. Staying up-to-date with vaccines remains the most important way to prevent the serious complications from COVID-19.