- Ideas and plans discussed for building purchase party on June 11th.
- Resolutions for recent zendo theft dealt with.
- Building issues in regards to budget and plans initiated.
- We are now connected with Islamic Networks Group “Know Your Neighbor”. https://ing.org/know-your-neighbor-multifaith-encounters-overview/
Our monthly introduction to Zen practice. Instruction in zazen and a chance to get to know the center. No pre-registration, no fee. Just come. 11 am – noon. Please note the time change as this used to be offered on Saturdays at 9 am.
We also are happy to now be able to offer this class by appointment, if this time does not work for your schedule. Please contact us if you are interested in scheduling a different time.
Zazen is wholehearted sitting, dropping off thoughts and views and returning to life here and now, over and over.
We will celebrate Stone Creek Zen Center’s 20th anniversary and the purchase of our building and property.
The schedule for the morning will include our usual 10 am zazen, but there will be no talk at 10:30.
We will set-up for the party from 10:30 – 11:30.
At 11:30 we will have a blessing and dedication ceremony followed by food, music and conversation.
All are welcome! RSVP.
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We will hold a two-day sesshin at Stone Creek Zen Center, including sitting, walking, oryoki meals, dokusan and dharma talks. Partial participation of at least one full day is welcome. Wednesday, May 31, 6:20 am – 8:00 pm and Thursday, June 2, 6:20 am – 5:00 pm. Pre-registration required. Fee: $105 for members, $135 for non-members. One-day participation: $60 for members, $75 for non-members. Reduced fees are available. Led by Jisho, Dojin and Korin.
Please note that the sesshin was originally scheduled as a four-day sesshin Tuesday through Friday.
Dharma talk for April 30, 2017 by Jisho Warner: Joshu’s Newborn Baby
Genmyo is the guiding teacher of Prairie Zen Center in Champaign, Illinois. He was ordained by Hakuyu Maezumi Roshi in 1979 and received Dharma transmission from Charlotte Joko Beck in 1992. Genmyo is a co-founder of the Ordinary Mind Zen School and is the author of “Ordinary Life, Wondrous Life” and “Everything is the Way: Ordinary Mind Zen.”
Thursday May 18, 2017
Come enjoy and evening class on the basics of meditation, both sitting meditation from the Zen tradition, and ways to weave moments of peace and spaciousness into our everyday lives from Mindfulness practices. This is a good introduction for anyone wanting to just know “how to sit,” and for those who also want to know how reduce stress and tension in our busy lives with tools from these traditions.
To register, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Taught by Dojin and Chelsea True
suggested donation: $30 / $18 members
Dharma talk for April 23, 2017 by Burt Quinn: Scrabble Zen
Five Sangha members will receive the precepts at a ceremony led by Jisho, Dojin and Korin. Everyone is invited. A reception follows the ceremony.