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.
Starting on December 1, we will be adding a regular, weekly Thursday evening sit from 5:30-7:00 PM, with two rounds of sitting. This sit will take place in-person only, at the Oxbow Zendo at First Churches.
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.)
Dharma talks from VZ Sesshin (July 26 – Aug 3) can be found on the Village Zendo YouTube page. They are live-streamed on that site, as well (starting any time between 10:55 and 11:05 or so — reload the page to see it show up when the transmission starts).
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.
Three bows to Ryotan Roshi for making the trip to join the first in-person Zazenkai in about two years at Oxbow Zen. Thank you for an inspiring talk, generous interview, and a beautiful outdoor service!
Study: April 25, 2021, 9:30 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.