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.
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.
Witnessing and Engaging with What Divides Us
The Racial Literacy and Dharma Inquiry Group and West County Rapid Response Network are co-sponsoring a presentation on border issues by Joyce Cox and Jane Huneke, based on their first hand witnessing with Borderlinks. Do we have opportunities to reach across ‘borders’ within our own community? How can we engage both nationally and locally? Please join the discussion. Snacks and tea to follow.
For further details contact Dojin Sarah Emerson: www.stonecreekzencenter.com, or Liz Finn, firstname.lastname@example.org, 707-478-2558, West County Rapid Response Network.
Our annual residential sesshin at the Vedanta Center in Olema. Five days of silence, zazen, oryoki meals, teisho, and dokusan. Pre-registration required and signing up by August 25 will be helpful. Fee $325 members/$480 non-members. Led by Jisho and Dojin.
Seven Sangha members will receive the precepts at a ceremony led by Jisho, Dojin and Korin. Everyone is invited. A reception follows the ceremony.
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.
Please Note: Zen Conversations on Tuesdays is taking a Winter Break from Dec 24 until the end of March. The group will resume in April.
Edmee and Lucinda 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 December 25 and January 1.
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:
Edmee Danan : email@example.com
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.
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)