Archive for January, 2013

Dharma talk – Yugetsu

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

March 14, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
October 3, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm

Yugetsu will give a dharma talk

Movie: Ping Pong

Sep. 8, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

October 4, 2013
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Please join the Village Zendo for our Dharma Flicks series MOVIE NIGHT featuring:

Ping Pong

A 2012 documentary film by Anson and Hugh Hartford 80 minutes

FRIDAY OCTOBER 4th – 7pm

Call this old age, extreme edition: Seven players with 620 years between them compete in the Over 80 World Table Tennis Championships in China’s Inner Mongolia. British players Terry, 81, who has been given a week to live, and Les, 91, a weightlifter and poet, are going for the gold. Inge, 89, from Germany, has used table tennis to paddle her way out of dementia. And Texan Lisa, 85, is playing for the first time. Ping Pong is a wonderfully unusual story of hope, regret, friendship, ambition, love — and sheer human tenacity in the face of aging and mortality.

This event is a collaboration with POV, the award- winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS

Discussion afterwards led by Sensei Joshin O’Hara

Refreshments

$10 Suggested donation

For more info about the film here.

For info about Dharma Flicks contact Musho

 

 

Just Sitting

May. 3, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

May 25, 2013
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
June 29, 2013
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
July 27, 2013
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
September 7, 2013
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
October 5, 2013
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
November 2, 2013
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
January 25, 2014
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

Council – Jushin

Sep. 13, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

October 6, 2013
11:00 am
December 1, 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 – Shinryu

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

February 7, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
April 11, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
August 15, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
October 10, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
May 29, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm

Sensei Shinryu Thomson will give a dharma talk.

On Becoming Older – with Joshin Sensei and with Shuka Klippel

Sep. 19, 2013 - Posted in: Blog, Events - Comments Off

October 12, 2013
10:00 amto4:00 pm

A Workshop on Aging
With Joshin Sensei and with Shuka Klippel

Tired of ourselves, we open to ourselves at last.

 

The only certainty in life is change. Old age and death will come to us all. While we may lament the loss of certain faculties and strengths, their diminishment can deepen our capacity for growth in other unforeseen ways. Join us for an exploration of the joys, tasks and trials of aging – the ultimate call to wholeness ‐ via reAlective exercises, journal writing and dyadic and group sharing.

To sign up please click the following link www.brownpapertickets.com/event/472456

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
December 21, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm

Kokyo 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

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.

Zazenkai with dharma talk by Shinryu

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

October 19, 2013
8:00 amto5:00 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