Our annual ango or practice period is an opportunity to support each other in deepening our practice. The theme for the ango will be the precepts and ethics. Study groups will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 6:00 – 7:30 pm for five weeks (February 26 – March 27). The practice days will be Friday March 1, 7 am – 3 pm, and Tuesday March 26, noon – 5 pm.
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Dharma talk for January 13, 2019 by Jisho Warner: Moral Luck and Volition
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.
Dharma talk for January 6, 2019 by Dojin Sarah Emerson:in Renewal
6:30 – 8:00 pm
(The announcement that the workshop would begin at 6 pm last Sunday was a mistake!)
We will explore the Zen tradition of writing death poems at the beginning of the year, a practice that can be profound, humorous and full of life! We will read and discuss some traditional poems and engage in writing and sharing some of our own.
(The calligraphy above is “Death” by Hakuin)
Dharma talk for December 23, 2018 by Jisho Warner: Holding Contradictory Ideas
Dharma talk for December 16, 2018 by Korin Charlie Pokorny: Dragon Howling in a Withered Tree
Everyone is invited to participate in this ritual of affirming our practice of the bodhisattva precepts. The ceremony is as appropriate for those of you who have not received the precepts, as it is deeply relevant for those renewing their commitment.
Come ring in the new year on the zendo bell and send off your old, tired regrets and delusions. The ceremony will be followed by a pot-luck lunch. Bring a dish to share.