Archive for November, 2012

Zendo closed – opens Jan 6

Nov. 18, 2012 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

December 22, 2012toJanuary 5, 2013

Year End Meditation Retreat – 2012

Oct. 23, 2012 - Posted in: Blog, Events - Comments Off

December 26, 2012 4:00 pmtoJanuary 1, 2013 12:00 pm

December 26, 2012–January 1, 2013

with Roshi Enkyo O’Hara and Village Zendo Teachers
at Wisdom House, Litchfield, CT.

In the snowy hills of Litchfield, CT, the Village Zendo’s year-end retreat is the perfect place for quiet meditation, country walks, and deep silence. Our schedule is serious (with plenty of zazen) but also spacious (with unstructured time in the afternoon for rest, outdoor walks or body practice.) There are dharma talks every day, and ample opportunity to meet with our teachers. Meals are taken buffet-style. Rooms are comfortable, with private rooms available for an extra fee. If you have put off doing a residential retreat, or felt intimidated to try one, this is a wonderful retreat to attend. Come for one night or for the week. Come and join the Village Zendo sangha as we greet the new year with clear minds and open hearts.

Village Zendo Members

By December 9th: $140/night or $640 for full retreat. Your registration and full payment must be received no later than December 8th. Payments are 50% refundable.

After December 9th: $180/night or $800 for full retreat. Payments are 50% refundable and must be received with your registration form.

Non-Members

By December 9th: $180/night or $800 for full retreat. Your registration and full payment must be received no later than December 8th. Payments are 50% refundable.

After December 8th: $220/night or $1,000 for full retreat. Payments are 50% refundable and must be received with your registration form.

Single rooms: $250 additional for full retreat, for both members and non-members.

Pre-registration required.

To register, download a registration form (to be posted shortly) and either send it in or drop it off with your deposit. No registrations will be taken without both the registration form and the deposit.

For Questions and Registration, contact registrar@villagezendo.org

Council – Roshi

Dec. 18, 2012 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

January 6, 2013
11:00 am

Council is the practice of sitting in a circle and speaking and listening from the heart. It is held the first Sunday of the month after zazen.

Enkyo Roshi

Dharma Talk – Soten

Dec. 18, 2012 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

January 10, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
March 17, 2013
11:45 amto12:30 pm
May 30, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm

Soten will give a dharma talk.

Neil Soten Theise

Dharma Talk – Kokyu

Dec. 18, 2012 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

January 13, 2013
11:45 amto12:30 pm

Kokyu will give a dharma talk.

Dharma Chat – Er, What Do I Do Now? Getting Started in Zen Practice

Dec. 6, 2012 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

January 15, 2013
6:45 pmto7:45 pm

With Ryotan Sensei

You’ve learned the meditation basics. Now what? Ryotan Sensei offers some tips about getting started in Zen practice — the do’s, the don’ts and the maybes. Then he’ll take your questions. Highly recommended for beginners.

Dharma Talk – KaKu

Dec. 18, 2012 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

January 17, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
March 7, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
May 2, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
July 18, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
September 12, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
November 7, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
December 5, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
KaKu will give a dharma talk.


				

Zazenkai with Dahrma Talk by Ryoshin

Dec. 18, 2012 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

January 19, 2013
8:00 amto8:00 pm

The Village Zendo’s monthly one-day retreat (zazenkai) is a great way to experience a short, intensive meditation retreat right here in the city. People are welcome to come for the entire day or any portion of it, but need to inform the registrar in advance.

Instruction is available for those who are unfamiliar with Zen rituals and procedures. Please make sure to contact the registrar in advance if you need instruction.

Pre-registration required: $25 for members, $50 for non-members.
For more information, please contact registrar@villagezendo.org

8:15 Zazen
8:50 Verse of the Kesa, Kinhin
9:05 Zazen
9:40 Kinhin
9:50 Zazen
10:20 Kinhin
10:30 Dharma Talk by Chodo
11:05 Kinhin
11:20 Zazen
11:50 Kinhin
12:00 Oryoki Lunch

12:45 Clean Up, Silent Rest

1:30 Zazen
2:00 Kinhin
2:10 Zazen
2:40 Kinhin
2:50 Zazen
3:20 Service (Standing Service: Heart Sutra, Sho Sai Myo Kichijo Dharani, Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo)

3:45 Zazen
4:15 Kinhin
4:25 Open Sozan
5:00 Four Vows

Dharma Talk – Fugan

Dec. 18, 2012 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

January 20, 2013
11:45 amto12:30 pm
May 19, 2013
11:45 amto12:30 pm
November 24, 2013
11:45 amto12:30 pm

Fugan will give a dharma talk.

Zendo Closed Today

Jan. 5, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

January 21, 2013
February 18, 2013
May 27, 2013
July 4, 2013
October 14, 2013
November 11, 2013
November 28, 2013

The Zendo is closed on these federal holidays:
1/21 Closed for MLK Day
2/18 closed for President’s Day
5/27 Closed for Memorial Day and for Painting
7/4 Closed for Independence Day
9/2 closed for Labor Day
10/14 Closed for Columbus Day
11/11 Closed for Veterans Day
11/28 Closed for Thanksgiving
12/24 Closed for Christmas Eve – 11/25 closed for Christmas through January 4th