Dharma Talk – in-person and online – Nov 27

This Sunday we’re meeting in person at the Graton Community Club for our regular zazen and Dharma talk.

Meditation at 10:00 amPT, with the talk at 10:30 am.

Masks are required for in-person gatherings. Please see our full Covid protocols here.

If you’re new to practice and would like an orientation to meditation and Zen forms, please email info@stonecreekzen.org.

If you’d like to join by Zoom, please email info@stonecreekzen.org for the Zoom link.

Two-Day Sesshin – Thurs, Dec 8 & Fri, Dec 9

In these two days, we will begin at 9am each day and sit until 4pm. Zazen (meditation) periods are in silence, with kinhin (walking meditation) in between. You may sit on a cushion or on a chair.

Dharma talks will be given by Head Priest Sessei Meg Levie and Stone Creek Founder Jisho Warner Roshi. There also will be the opportunity to meet for practice discussion (dokusan) with a teacher.

You may attend one or both days.

We will be sitting indoors, and the exact location is being finalized.
Covid precautions will be in place. We will be sitting with masks and ask that you take a Covid test each day before arriving.

More details will be provided upon registering.

if you are new to Zen practice or have any questions, please reach out to Meg at info@stonecreekzen.org.

REGISTER

Gift Bags for Shelter

Dear Stone Creek members and friends,

Once again, our Stone Creek community is joining the Community Church of Sebastopol and local students in filling “Christmas Gift Bags” for residents of Sam Jones Hall shelter in Santa Rosa. All the details are covered in the attachment below. Please note the important deadlines, shopping tips, and also the special requests and changes this year.

If you are able to participate, please contact sangha member Liz Finn at lizfinn@sonic.net or by phone or text at 707 478-2558. She is happy to answer any questions you may have. She will be letting the church coordinator know how many bags to expect from our group.

In the spirit of community and giving,

Sessei 

INSTRUCTIONS AND LIST OF ITEMS ARE HERE:

Christmas Bags 2022

 

 

Dharma Talk – in-person and online – Oct 23

This Sunday we’re meeting in person at the Graton Community Club for our regular zazen and Dharma talk.

Meditation at 10:00 amPT, with the talk at 10:30 am.

Masks are required for in-person gatherings. Please see our full Covid protocols here.

If you’re new to practice and would like an orientation to meditation and Zen forms, please email info@stonecreekzen.org.

If you’d like to join by Zoom, please email info@stonecreekzen.org for the Zoom link.

Please note that the talk on Sunday, November 6 will be online-only as the hall is being used for voting.

Dharma Talk – in-person and online – Oct 2

This Sunday we’re meeting in person at the Graton Community Club for our regular zazen and Dharma talk.

Meditation at 10:00 amPT, with the talk at 10:30 am.

Masks are required for in-person gatherings. Please see our full Covid protocols here.

If you’re new to practice and would like an orientation to meditation and Zen forms, please email info@stonecreekzen.org.

If you’d like to join by Zoom, please email info@stonecreekzen.org for the Zoom link.

Racial and Social Justice as Dharma Practice – August 25

A multi-sangha program hosted monthly by Hoka Chris Fortin and Doralee Grindler Katonah.

Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm (PT) – On Zoom
The 4th Thursday of each month 

If we were to simply walk past the fires of racism, sexism, and so on because illusions of separation exist within them, we may well be walking past one of the widest gateways to enlightenment.

— Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, The Way of Tenderness

More information and to register:
https://everydayzen.org/event/racial-and-social-justice-as-dharma-practice/2022-08-25/

Blessing Ceremony for Construction of the New Zendo – August 21

The completion of the zendo is underway!

As the foundation is poured and the walls rise, we’ll walk together in procession the two blocks from the Graton Community Club to the building at 2999 Bowen Street to reclaim the space as the center of our practice together, remember our vision and intentions, and offer blessings.

10:00 – 10:30 am Zazen
10:45 am Procession to the zendo and blessing ceremony

Refreshments to follow.

Join at any point – at the Graton Community Club for zazen and the procession, or meet at the zendo (2999 Bowen Street) for the ceremony.

Masks will be required indoors. Full Covid policy here.

 

Study Class: Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet – July 6 – August 10

Six Wednesdays 6pm – 7pmPT, July 6 – August 10 – online
with Annette JoE’ Lille

Beloved Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh is blazingly clear: “there’s one thing we all have the power to change, which can make all of the difference, and that is our mind. Our way of looking, seeing, and thinking determines every choice we make, the everyday actions we take or avoid, how we relate to those we love or oppose, and how we react in a crisis.”

Zen & the Art of Saving the Planet

From Annette:

I have found Thich Nhat Hanh’s latest book to be a simple and straightforward response to the complex and ever-present questions we live as Buddhist practitioners. He has lived war, he has lived relocation, he has lived activism and he has developed community. We can learn joy and love from his experience and wisdom. In the hour we have together we will open with zazen, read from the text and engage in comments and discussion.

Annette Lille came to Zen practice in 1972. She was initially ordained in 1983 following ten years of practice at San Francisco Zen Center and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. Annette moved with her husband and two daughters to Sonoma County, California in 1986 where she continued her practice and study with an emphasis on hospital, end-of-life and hospice chaplaincy. Annette re-ordained with Jisho Warner Roshi in 1999 and received dharma transmission in 2013. She has served the Stone Creek Sangha in multiple practice and administrative roles and as a hospital and hospice chaplain for ten years. She finds her joy in zazen, writing and tending her flower garden.

By Donation ($100-$60 suggested).
To register, contact info@stonecreekzen.org.



The zoom link for the class will be available upon confirmation.

Questions? Please email info@stonecreekzen.org.