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.
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.
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: email@example.com
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.
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.
7 am – 3 pm
A day of Zen practice in silence—sitting, walking, working, oryoki meals, dokusan. Led by Jisho and Korin. Please let us know beforehand if you would like oryoki instruction. $45 members/ $60 non-members. Pre-registration is helpful.
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Stone Creek members are in Washington, Oakland and Santa Rosa.
Mary is the head priest at Clear Water Zendo in Vallejo. A long-time favorite guest speaker at Stone Creek.
The Zendo will be closed on December 25. There will be no Sunday program this week.