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Home Sesshin – Thursday May 23 through Saturday May 25

We will hold a three-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. Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24, 6:20 am – 8:00 pm, and Saturday, May 25, 6:20 am – 4:00 pm. Pre-registration required. Fee: $150 for members, $210 for non-members. One-day participation: $60 for members, $80 for non-members. Reduced fees are available. Led by Jisho and Korin.

NOTE: The dates for this sesshin were moved from the previously announced dates of May 16-18.

Jisho Roshi

INTRODUCTION TO ZEN PRACTICE – FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH

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.

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ZEN CONVERSATIONS ON TUESDAYS: WEEKLY ZAZEN AND DISCUSSION GROUP

Molly and Edmee are hosting a weekly gathering that will offer Zazen and discussion open to anyone interested.

Please  come and participate in an informal, friendly and animated  conversation about meditation (Zazen)  practice . We will explore how to stay curious and open when confronted with the stress of daily life and work.

Drop ins are welcome.

Please note: There will be no meetings in March. Meetings will resume April 2.

When: Tuesdays 6:30 to 7:45 pm

Schedule 6:30 to 6:55 pm Zazen, silent meditation practice
7:00 to 7:45 pm Informal discussion

Where: Stone Creek Zen Center

If you have any question, please send us an email:

Molly Delight Whitehead <mollydelight@gmail.com
Edmee Danan : edmeedanan@comcast.net

Hakuin - Death

NEW YEAR’S DEATH POEM WORKSHOP – WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16 at 6:30 pm

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)