Archive for December, 2013

Dharma Talk – Tokuyu

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

January 30, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
May 1, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
June 5, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm

Jeremy Tokyu Manasia

Tokuyu will give a dharma talk.

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

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

The Path of Precepts

Dec. 20, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

January 26, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
February 23, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
March 30, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
May 4, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
June 1, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
June 29, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
July 20, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
September 28, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
October 26, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
November 23, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm

The self and things of the world are just as they are.
The gate of emancipation is open ~ Dogen Zenji

The precepts are an expression of our very wholeness. As such, they serve as guidelines for living a joyous life. For ten months we will study them as tools to turn our light inwards, develop compassion for ourselves and deepen our harmony with others. With a practice grounded in zazen, we will use the precepts to observe ourselves in action, inquire into our reactive patterns, and uncover our conditioned beliefs about ourselves, in contrast to what the precepts show to be true. Classes will be interactive and experiential in nature, structured around readings, writing, discussion, dyadic and group work.

Classes, led by Roshi Enkyo and Joshin Sensei, will be held at the Zendo on the following Sunday afternoons, from 1:30 to 4:30.

Tuition: $600, Class size is limited.  Payment is due at time of registration, Contact signup@villagezendo.org.

Beginning Instruction – Ikai

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

March 17, 2014
6:30 pmto8:30 pm
March 24, 2014
6:30 pmto8:30 pm
May 5, 2014
6:30 pmto8:30 pm
June 2, 2014
6:30 pmto8:30 pm
June 16, 2014
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

Ikai will offer beginning instruction this evening.

Dharma Talk – Kaku

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

February 13, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
May 8, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
July 3, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
KaKu will give a dharma talk.


				

Movie Night: PLIMPTON!

Apr. 17, 2014 - Posted in: Blog, Events, VZArts - Comments Off

May 9, 2014
7:30 pmto9:00 pm

 

“George Plimpton was about as good of a friend as a man can have in this world. He lived his life like a work of fine art.”

- Hunter S. Thompson

Please join the Village Zendo for our continuing film series “Dharma Flicks” featuring “PLIMPTON! Starring George Plimpton As Himself.” The film will be presented by Sangha member Taylor Plimpton with a discussion afterward with the filmmaker Tom Bean.

Friday May 9th 7:30 pm – Tickets $10 at the door – Film is 89 minutes.

For more info or to volunteer to help, contact Musho

 

About the Film
Plimpton! tells the story of writer, editor, amateur sportsman and friend to many, George Plimpton. Using Plimpton’s own narration – along with thoughts and stories from friends, family and contemporaries – the film is a joyful celebration of a life lived fully, richly, strangely, and, at times, a life that is hard to believe was actually lived by just one man.

Plimpton hung out with U.S. Presidents, played quarterback for the Detroit Lions, got Willie Mays to pop out in Yankee Stadium, photographed Playboy models, played goalie for the Boston Bruins, struck the triangle for the New York Philharmonic and acted alongside John Wayne, Warren Beatty and Matt Damon.

He also co-founded The Paris Review, which became one of the most influential literary magazines in history, launching the careers of generations of writers, from Philip Roth and Terry Southern to William Styron and Jay McInerney.

Filmmakers Tom Bean and Luke Poling have researched and catalogued Plimpton’s life and his work. They have interviewed people from every aspect of Plimpton’s life in order to tell the story of this one-of-a-kind person.

Both The Paris Review and Plimpton’s family have generously collaborated to support the production of the film and they have provided a bounty of previously unseen material, which will surprise even the most die-hard Plimpton fans.

Plimpton! is currently playing in theaters across the U.S..

Writer/Director/Producer Tom Bean has worked in many capacities on documentary and feature films alike. He co-produced and wrote a feature length documentary about the Iranian hostage crisis, featuring Jimmy Carter and Walter Cronkite.

Movie website here… 

“The Hidden Lamp” NYC book launch

Mar. 16, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

May 10, 2014
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Join us for the NYC book launch of The Hidden Lamp!

Eight Women Zen Teachers Illuminate Lost Stories
Of Buddhist Women’s Enlightenment Over 2,500 Years

Reception and refreshments to follow reading. Meet & mingle with the teachers and their communities!

Nancy Mujo Baker, Shinge Sherry Chayat , Merle Kodo Boyd, Enkyo O’Hara, Barbara Joshin O’Hara, Bonnie Myotai Treace
and Editors Susan Moon and Florence Caplow.

More info on The Hidden Lamp U.S. Tour

Dharma Talk – Ikai

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

January 26, 2014
11:45 amto12:50 pm
February 27, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
March 30, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm
May 11, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm
June 29, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm
July 17, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm

Ikai will give a dharma talk.

 

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

Guidelines For Studying The Way – Dogen’s Gakudo Yojin-Shu

Apr. 11, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

April 23, 2014
7:15 pmto8:30 pm
May 14, 2014
7:15 pmto8:30 pm
June 4, 2014
7:15 pmto8:30 pm

A 3 Part Series

Led by Shinryu Sensei and Myoko Sensei

Join Myoko Sensei and Shinryu Sensei in investigating Dogen’s fundamental text as it relates to our own study and practice of the Way. We will look at how these profound guidelines are as relevant and inspiring as ever for deepening our personal experience of Zen.

April 23: Seeing Into Impermanence

“You should arouse the thought of enlightenment.” At the very beginning, Dogen gives us this advice as being essential for true practice. What might this mean? Why is this so important? How do we get in the way of the very thing we are looking for?

May 14: Harmonizing Activity and Stillness

Dogen tells us again and again that practice and enlightenment are not two. Finding some freedom and ease in the midst of our busy, delusion-filled lives is what brings many of us to Zen. Sitting meditation offers the medicine of trusting ourselves as the Buddha way and severing the root of thinking.

June 4: Beyond Enlightenment

What a surprising prospect – an infinite practice of shedding and letting go rather than acquiring and gain. Dogen tells us that to follow Buddha completely means you do not have your old views, to hit the mark completely means you have no new nest in which to settle. Is it possible for us to do this, and what prevents us from doing so?

No registration required. Suggested donation: $10

Please download Dogen’s Guidelines for Studying The Way

Please download Hakuin on Bodhichitta