Archive for December, 2012

Dharma Chat – Beyond Technique: Posture and Zen Practice

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

February 20, 2013
7:15 pmto8:30 pm

With Shinryu & Myoko

We will discuss awareness of the body in sitting and walking meditation, bowing, and other ways of carrying ourselves in the zendo, as well as how to extend our posture practice into our daily activity.

Dharma Talk – Myoko

Jan. 17, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

February 21, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
April 4, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
June 6, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
October 17, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
November 14, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm

Myoko will give a dharma talk.

Annual Meeting for VZ Members

Jan. 17, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

February 23, 2013
10:00 amto12:00 pm

Just Sitting

Jan. 3, 2012 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

January 28, 2012
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
February 25, 2012
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
March 17, 2012
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
May 26, 2012
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
June 23, 2012
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
July 28, 2012
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
September 29, 2012
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
October 27, 2012
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
November 24, 2012
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
January 26, 2013
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
February 23, 2013
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
March 30, 2013
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
April 27, 2013
2:00 pmto5:00 pm

Sitting quietly, doing nothing. Spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.

Zenrin Kushu, Fifteenth-century China

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Just Sitting offers a free and spacious afternoon of meditation, an opportunity for pure practice without anything extra.

The afternoon will be liturgy-free and you may join in or leave at any time during the three-hour period.

Fees: For members, no charge; non-members, suggested donation $10.
No registration required.

For information contact: Howard Thoresen at HowardT457@aol.com

Hoshi Ceremony for Deirdre Eisho Peterson

Jan. 31, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

February 24, 2013
11:45 amto12:30 pm

Roshi will speak about Dharma roles and Eisho will receive a new rakusu and give a short talk.

The Path of the Ox in Contemporary Terms

Jan. 9, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

February 24, 2013
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
March 31, 2013
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
April 28, 2013
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
May 19, 2013
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
June 30, 2013
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
July 21, 2013
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
September 22, 2013
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
October 27, 2013
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
November 24, 2013
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
December 15, 2013
1:30 pmto4:30 pm

Ox Herding Pictures
 
 

 

 

From ancient time, all traditions have set up ‘paths’ of spiritual development.  The Zen Ox-Herding Pictures show the passage from initiation – the search for self - to a maturation of insight and return to ordinary life.

What is it to awaken in a postmodern scientific era?  What are the contours of practice in a time of unprecedented technological, economic, and ecological change?

This ten month class will explore what it means to wake up in a world that more than ever requires our awakening.  We will find out what stories we need to awaken from in order to discover what new stories we may create.

The texts we’ll use are:  David Loy’s The World is Made of Stories (required), the Ten Ox Herding Pictures (supplied) and short, thoughtful supplementary readings from contemporary writers (also supplied).

 

The monthly classes will include lecture, discussion, exercises and journal writing.

 

Fee $600.  Class size is limited.

 

Payment in full is due at time of registration.   Contact signup@villagezendo.org

 

 

 

Fusatsu with Precepts Talk by Roshi followed by Sangha Tea

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

January 24, 2013
5:30 pmto8:00 pm
February 28, 2013
5:30 pmto8:00 pm
March 28, 2013
5:30 pmto8:00 pm
April 25, 2013
5:30 pmto8:00 pm
June 20, 2013
5:30 pmto8:00 pm
September 26, 2013
5:30 pmto8:00 pm
November 21, 2013
5:30 pmto8:00 pm

A Traditional Buddhist Ceremony of Atonement and Purification

Followed by Sangha Tea

Fusatsu is an ancient Buddhist chanting and bowing ceremony of atonement and purification that provides us with the opportunity to acknowledge our deep karmic entanglements. Roshi will give a talk on one of the Bodhisattva precepts.

5:30pm – 6:00 zazen
6:00 – 6:05 slow kinhin
6:05 – 6:30 zazen
6:30 – 6:35 slow kinhin
6:35 – 7:20 Fusatsu ceremony
Followed by sangha tea which ends around 8

Practitioners are encouraged to attend the periods of zazen preceding Fusatsu.

Sangha Tea is an informal time to meet other sangha members and teachers. Light refreshments are served.