Our annual residential sesshin at Olema. Five days of silence, zazen, oryoki meals, teisho, and dokusan. Please sign up soon if you plan to attend. Fee $325 members/$480 non-members. Led by Jisho and Dojin.
Mary has practiced at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, Canada, and San Francisco Zen Center. A carpenter by trade, Mary was ordained as a priest in 2010 by Arlene Lueck and Myogen Steve Stücky.
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.
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.
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
Five Sangha members will receive the precepts at a ceremony led by Jisho, Dojin and Korin. Everyone is invited. A reception follows the ceremony.
Celebrate Shakyamuni Buddha’s birthday with a ceremony and taiko drumming followed by a potluck party of desserts and finger foods. Friends, family, and children are welcome. Bring a dish to share. No fee.
The children’s program takes place concurrent with the Sunday morning program from 10:00 – 11:30. The program is led by Chelsea True of the Joyful Mind Project. Chelsea has been sharing mindfulness practices with children since 2007. She is a Soto Zen practitioner and co-director of the Green Gulch Farm Zen Center Children’s Program. Suggested donation is $10-20 per family. Please contact Stone Creek in advance if you would like your child to participate. Spread the word!
A favorite guest teacher returns to Stone Creek: lay teacher, master gardener, food activist and author Wendy Johnson. Wendy recently attended a clergy gathering at Standing Rock for a day of non-violent training and a day of prayer and direct action.
5:15 pm 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.