Archive for January, 2012

Council – Jushin

Jan. 11, 2012 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

February 5, 2012
11:00 am
April 1, 2012
11:00 am
August 5, 2012
11:00 am
October 7, 2012
11:00 am
June 2, 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.

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.

Dharma talk – Kokyo

May. 15, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

June 9, 2013
11:45 amto12:30 pm
October 13, 2013
11:45 amto12:30 pm

Kokyo will give a dharma talk.

Dharma Talk – Oshin

Apr. 29, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

May 16, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
June 13, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
July 11, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
September 19, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
October 24, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm

Oshin will give a dharma talk.

Zazenkai with dharma talk by Koshin

Mar. 4, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

June 15, 2013
8:00 amto6:00 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 Kaizen: registrar@villagezendo.org
zazen . oryoki lunch .

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
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 Stretching
2:55 Zazen
3:25 Service (Service: Heart Sutra, Sho Sai Myo Kichijo Dharani, Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo)
3:50 Kinhin
4:00 Zazen
4:30 Kinhin
4.40: Hansaku Gyo Cha
5:10 Open sozan
Four Vows
Samu Service/prepare room for Sunday

Dharma Talk – Roshi

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

February 17, 2013
11:45 amto12:30 pm
March 31, 2013
11:45 amto12:30 pm
May 12, 2013
11:45 amto12:30 pm
June 16, 2013
11:45 amto12:30 pm
July 21, 2013
11:45 amto12:30 pm
September 15, 2013
11:45 amto12:30 pm
September 29, 2013
11:45 amto12:30 pm
December 12, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm

Dharma talk by Roshi Enkyo O’Hara

Enkyo Roshi

Dharma Chat – “Coming Home: Meditation Practice Where You Live” with Eisho,

May. 15, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

June 18, 2013
6:45 pmto7:45 pm

Many of us can not come to the zendo every day for zazen. What is helpful when we are practicing meditation at home, without the support of others? How do we establish a home practice that works for our personal circumstances? In this informal chat we will discuss these and other home practice issues.

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.

Dharma Talk – Sensei Joshin O’Hara

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

March 10, 2013
11:45 amto12:30 pm
June 23, 2013
11:45 amto12:30 pm
October 20, 2013
11:45 amto12:30 pm
December 8, 2013
11:45 amto12:30 pm

Sensei Joshin O’Hara will give a dharma talk.
Sensei Barbara Joshin O'Hara

Zen At Work: A Monthly Conversation

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

June 23, 2013
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

 Zen at Work – A Monthly Conversation.

Sunday June 23rd from 1:00 to 2:00pm

Topic: “Ending is Beginning” led by Ryoshin

Yes, but what do you do?   Hand in hand with Zen practice, we do our work to nudge the universe toward our aspirations.  Whether in service, social-action, art, or industry, whether at home or in the marketplace, our work serves the Three Treasures.  In Zen at Work, a monthly conversation, we shine the spotlight on work dilemmas and wrestle with them together.  Format is structured council, and topics are generated from the discussions.  Facilitators/leaders rotate according to areas of interest.

Future topics of interest may include Dealing with Despair, Where is My Boundary?, and Zennies who Give Too Much. Donations to VZ are appreciated.   For further information, contact Yuuka .