The posts below include dharma talks offered at Stone Creek Zen Center. To listen to a talk, you can use the player embedded in each post by clicking on the play button which looks like this:
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In addition to browsing these pages, you can navigate the collection of dharma talks (over 500 talks) using the functions in the right sidebar:
1. The “Dharma Talk Tag Cloud” can be used to select talks by topic or theme.
2. The “Dharma Talks Archive” can be used to find talks by date.
3. “Dharma Talk Speakers” can be used to select talks by a given speaker.
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.
The Sunday after Zen Fest, we will not be having our regular 8 am zazen, service, and breakfast. We will have 10 am zazen followed by a talk at 10:30.
Now on a SATURDAY, November 23 from 9-3
Come and enjoy the 16th annual Zen Fest holiday sale in Sebastopol!
An abundance of locally sourced and crafted gifts, delectable treats, and our signature jams. Huge book sale, estate and rummage sale, and spiritual practice supplies. Great deals to be had in our Silent Auction: fine art, getaways, bodywork, local services and more!
Warm lunch from 11:30-1:30; live music performances following lunch.
At the Masonic Center 373 North Main St, Sebastopol (across form the Safeway). Admission is FREE!
For more information, see our website: www.stonecreekzencenter.org
For more information: 707.829.1129 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A benefit for Stone Creek Zen Center
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.
Note: We have rescheduled the remembrance ceremony from November 3 to November 10.
A day to appreciate the people dear to us who have died, celebrate their lives and mourn our loss. Bring a photo or memento to put on the altar. Please arrive by 10 am for zazen, with the ceremony at 10:30 am.
Dharma talk for September 29, 2019 by Korin Charlie Pokorny: The Buddha and the Pillar Merge
Daitsū Tom Wright lived in Japan for over forty years. He practiced with Uchiyama Rōshi starting in 1968 and was ordained as a priest in 1974. He was a teacher for the Kyoto Sōtō Zen Center until 1995, and then conducted zazen gatherings with Rev. Dōyu Takamine in Kyoto and Tamba. He has worked on the translation and editing of several works on Zen, including “Opening the Hand of Thought.” He now lives with his wife in Hilo, Hawaii, where he continues to work on translations and teach at Alaneo Zendo (Abbot Myoshin Kaniumoe) in Hilo.
Fall/Winter 2019 Schedule
Balance Digestion and Distribution
Increase Energy and Vitality
Strong Bones/Osteoporosis: Build bone density and strength
Balance and Core Strength: Prevent falls and increase spinal stability
“Give yourself time to experience deeply”
In each workshop, we will explore specific areas of the body and how to listen to your system.
Establish a relationship to your experience through mindfulness of body, mind and breath.
To deepen the effect, the workshop will end with breath work, a lengthy relaxation pose and guided meditation.
All levels welcome. Participants will leave with a written handout on the highlights from the workshop.
Price: $45 per individual workshop
$80 if you buy two
$120 for three
$160 for four
Please, email me to register.
Dharma talk for September 22, 2019 by Chris Fortin: Gathering the Spirit