Archive for February 11th, 2013

Summer Ango 2013 – Precepts Week

Feb. 11, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

August 6, 2013toAugust 10, 2013

Summer Ango 2013

at The Grail, Cornwall-on-Hudson
JULY 24th to AUGUST 25th

Summer Ango provides the opportunity to get off the fast track, slow down, and breathe. It’s a chance to do an intensive retreat, live in community and study closely with Roshi Enkyo O’Hara and the Village Zendo teachers, all in the green surroundings of the Hudson Valley.

Detailed information about Summer Ango.


Obon Workshop & Floating Lantern Ceremony

Jul. 19, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

August 9, 2013
11:00 amto8:00 pm

Join us for our annual OBON celebration at The Grail

Obon is a traditional way to honor one’s deceased ancestors. In our sangha, it is also a way to honor any deceased person we hold dear and respect. Traditionally, a lamp or lantern (bon) is covered with rice paper with the deceased’s name written on it, and the lamp is floated on water. The “O” conveys the respect for this ceremony. Spend the day in community creating your own lantern and taking part in two special ceremonies, The Gate of Sweet Nectar (Feeding the Hungry Ghosts) and the floating of the lanterns in the early evening.

Cost: $75:00*

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*The cost of Obon Workshop covers materials for lantern-making and meals; it does not include overnight stay at The Grail. Overnight stay subject to availability of rooms.