Archive for September, 2013

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 Chat – Turning Away and Touching Are Both Wrong with Shinryu Sensei

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

December 4, 2013
7:15 pmto8:30 pm

Zen study is famous for its paradoxical expressions and for its direct approaches. We will have an open discussion about the methods of inquiry in Zen as well as their pitfalls and promises.

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.


				

Rohatsu all night sit

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

December 7, 2013 8:30 pmtoDecember 8, 2013 7:00 am

Please join the Village Zendo Sangha for ROHATSU all night meditation retreat.

Starts 8:30 pm Saturday December 7th
Ends 7:00 am Sunday December 8th

Rohatsu is the traditional commemoration of the historical Buddha’s enlightenment. It is a time of gratitude and deep practice. Join Ryotan Sensei and the Village Zendo Sangha for a structured night of zazen, kinhin, a late night dharma talk, teacher meetings, and refreshments. Directly engage in this rare opportunity.

$25 for members $50 for non members

Accomplish the Great Matter
Pure gold! Solid iron!

For more information and to register please contact Musho

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

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

China Pilgrimage Slideshow

Dec. 1, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

December 13, 2013
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

Pilgrimage to China

Sharing the Experience

What did we see? What did we learn? What were we expecting? What was the enduring experience?

 

Recently a group from the Village Zendo joined a pilgrimage to China. Roshi, Rinsho, Myogetsu and Seiju went on a trip that explored some of the roots of Zen in China. It was a trip rich in spiritual history, discovery of old and modern China, group adventure, and some fabulous sights, including visiting the places where Bodhidharma and Joshu lived.

It brought a new light to their thinking about Zen and often challenged the group in a way that was both contradictory and astonishing.

Please join them for an evening of discussion, photos, food, and drink.

Friday December 13th at 6:30 at the Village Zendo.

Dharma Talk: Ikai

Nov. 21, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

December 15, 2013
11:45 amto12:30 pm
September 14, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm

Ikai will give a dharma 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

 

 

 

Oshin – Dharma Talk in ASL

Dec. 12, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

December 19, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm

Oshin will give a dharma talk in ASL, with voice interpretation.