Oxbow Zen Sangha: Fall/Winter 2022/23

At our Sangha Meeting today, we discussed plans for various events.  Here’s the resulting plan (updated on Nov 13):

Quarterly Zazenkais: Moving forward, we’ll be holding a regular Zazenkai in early December, March, June, and September.  Typically, these will take place on the first weekend of the month (except for September, when we meet on the second weekend to avoid Labor Day).  Mark your calendars.

Full Service (Sunday):  Starting on November 6 2022, we will be doing a once-a-month full service as part of every Sunday sit.  This will include the Heart Sutra, Sho Sai Myo Kichijo Dharani, and the Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo, along with healing lists and memorial dedications.

Weekday evening sit (Thursday):  Starting soon on December 1, we will be adding a regular, weekly Thursday evening sit from 5:30-7:00 PM, with two rounds of sitting.

Study (Sunday):  Starting on October 30 2022, we are resuming 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 the study on Oct 30, we will look at Chapter 9, page 31, “What is Happiness?”  Jo-Ei will facilitate.
    • For Nov 27, we will look at Chapter 66, page 188, “Enriching our Lives.”  Kenko will facilitate.