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!
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.