Zazenkai Dec 3 2022

You are invited to participate in our quarterly Zazenkai on Saturday Dec 3.  There will be Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk, and opportunity for interview.  It will take place at our usual Zendo at First Churches from 8 AM until about 4 PM.

  • If you haven’t yet told us, register before Tue Nov 29 by emailing Kyokushin or
  • For lunch, please bring a plate, silverware, napkin, and a mug.


Study Nov 27 2022

Study (Sunday):  We’re back with 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.

For Nov 27, we will be looking at Chapter 66, page 188, “Enriching our Lives.” Kenko will facilitate.

Next Study:  Sunday January 29.  Kai/Daishi will facilitate.  (No study in December, due to holidays and retreat.)

VZ Urban Sesshin

You are invited to participate in the online Village Zendo “Urban Sesshin” from March 16-18.  On Saturday March 19, it continues with a full day of Zazenkai practice and culminate in Sunday’s “Shuso Hossen” ceremony.  For details and registration, please check the following Village Zendo page.

Urban Sesshin: The Leisurely One

Householder Koans (Apr 25)

Study:  April 25, 20219:30 am – 11:00 am,  The Book of Householder Koans by Eve Myonen Marko and Wendy Egyoku Nakao.  We will focus on Daian: The Climbing Rose Vine, p 29.  We’ll be exploring various ways to engage with this and other koans.  Is there another koan  that resonates with you? If so, go ahead and bookmark the page, as we may explore other koans, time permitting.