Archive for March, 2014

Dharma Talk – Anna Myoan Gamma

Mar. 18, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

April 3, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm

Please join the Village Zendo for a Dharma talk by visiting teacher Sensei Anna Myoan Gamma. Meditation starts at 5:30, Talk starts at 6:35.

Sangha tea afterwards

Anna Myoan Gamma is a Sensei in the Taizan Maezumi lineage and a member of the White Plum Asanga. She received dharma transmission jointly from both Niklaus Brantschen and Pia Gyger in 2003, and has served as Director of the Lassalle-Institut of Switzerland since 2003. From 1991 to 2000 she taught at Sister Pia’s Greenhouse School, a school for spiritual and political consciousness, in the slums of Ibayo on the outskirts of metropolitan Manila.

She is an experienced seminar leader, a much sought-after speaker and an author. Her dharma name, Myoan, means “Light in the Darkness.”

Council – Kokyo

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

January 5, 2014
11:00 am
March 2, 2014
11:00 am
April 6, 2014
11:00 am
May 4, 2014
11:00 am
June 1, 2014
11:00 am
July 6, 2014
11:00 am
September 7, 2014
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.

9:30am-10:05 zazen
10:05-10:15 kinhin
10:15-10:50 zazen
10:50-11:00 kinhin
11:00-12:30 council

Beginning Instruction – Oshin (with ASL interpretation)

Feb. 9, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

February 24, 2014
6:30 pmto8:30 pm
April 7, 2014
6:30 pmto8:30 pm
May 12, 2014
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

Oshin will offer beginning instruction this evening

Dharma Talk – Myoko

Mar. 18, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

April 10, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
July 10, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm

Myoko will give a dharma talk.

Dharma Talk – Ryoshin

Jan. 13, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

February 23, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm
March 6, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
April 13, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm
June 15, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm
July 20, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm
October 12, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm

Ryoshin will give a dharma talk.

 

Beginning Instruction – Howard

Feb. 9, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

February 10, 2014
6:30 pmto8:30 pm
March 10, 2014
6:30 pmto8:30 pm
March 31, 2014
6:30 pmto8:30 pm
April 14, 2014
6:30 pmto8:30 pm
April 28, 2014
6:30 pmto8:30 pm
May 19, 2014
6:30 pmto7:30 pm
June 23, 2014
6:30 pmto8:30 pm
June 30, 2014
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

Howard will offer beginning instruction tonight.

Dharma Talk – Oshin will give a dharma talk in ASL with voice interpretation

Jan. 13, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

February 6, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
April 17, 2014
5:05 pm
May 25, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm

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

Zazenkai with Dharma talk by Shinryu

Jan. 30, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

April 19, 2014
8:00 amto5:00 pm
November 15, 2014
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 Kaku: 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 by Shinryu
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 Slow Kinhin
2:55 Zazen
3:25 New Student Entry
3:30 Service (Heart Sutra, Sho Sai Myo Kichijo Dharani, Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo)
3:50 Zazen
4:20 Kinhin
4:30 Open Sozan

Dharma Talk – Roshi

Dec. 15, 2013 - Posted in: Blog, Events - Comments Off

January 9, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
January 19, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm
February 9, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm
March 9, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm
April 20, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm
May 15, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
June 8, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm
June 22, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm
July 13, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm
October 26, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm

Dharma talk by Roshi Enkyo O’Hara

Enkyo Roshi

Beginning Instruction – Joshin

Feb. 9, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

March 3, 2014
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
April 21, 2014
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
June 9, 2014
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
September 29, 2014
6:30 pmto7:05 pm

For those new to Zen meditation or who have not practiced meditation in a zendo before.

Formal instruction begins promptly at 6:30pm (arrive at least a few minutes early) and lasts until 7:05.  Recommendations for a comfortable, stable sitting posture are given, as well as guidance on how to begin a meditation practice and do walking meditation. The two sitting periods that follow are an opportunity to deepen practice. The evening concludes with a chanting of the four vows and three bows. You will have the opportunity to ask questions of the instructor and experienced students afterward.