Archive for April, 2014

Dharma Talk – Soten

Apr. 14, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

June 19, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
November 23, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm

Soten will give a dharma talk.

Neil Soten Theise

Zazenkai with dharma talk by Ryotan

Dec. 5, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

June 21, 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 Royotan
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

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.

Fusatsu followed by Sangha Tea – Dharma Talk by Shinryu

Jan. 15, 2014 - Posted in: Blog, Events - Comments Off

February 20, 2014
6:35 pmto8:00 pm
June 26, 2014
6:35 pmto8:00 pm
October 23, 2014
6:35 pmto8:00 pm

A Traditional Buddhist Ceremony of Atonement and Purification

Followed by Sangha Tea

Fusatsu is an ancient Buddhist chanting and bowing ceremony of atonement and purification that provides us with the opportunity to acknowledge our deep karmic entanglements.There will be a talk on one of the Bodhisattva precepts.

5:30pm – 6:00 zazen
6:00 – 6:05 slow kinhin
6:05 – 6:30 zazen
6:30 – 6:35 slow kinhin
6:35 – 7:20 Fusatsu ceremony
Followed by sangha tea which ends around 8

Practitioners are encouraged to attend the periods of zazen preceding Fusatsu.

Sangha Tea is an informal time to meet other sangha members and teachers.

 

Living a Life That Matters

May. 28, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

June 27, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm
June 28, 2014
10:00 amto4:00 pm

Living a Life That Matters

Dialogues On Right Action

with Bernie Glassman

Talk: Friday, June 27 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Price: $15

Workshop: Saturday, June 28 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Price $100

“Loving action is right action. It’s as simple as giving a hand to someone who stumbles or picking up a child who has fallen on the floor. we take such direct, natural actions every day of our lives without considering them special. And they’re not special. Each is simply the best possible response to that situation in that moment.”
— Bernie Glassman

Space is limited.
Each event sold separately.
Register with JustGive or at
BrownPaperTickets or
by check made out to Village Zendo

Zen Master Bernie Glassman is a spiritual leader and published author (“The Dude and the Zen Master”, “Instructions to the Cook”, “Bearing Witness”). Founder of the Zen Peacemakers, he has spent decades teaching Zen and working in Socially Engaged Buddhism. He is now spending the early years of his 70s giving workshops and serving in socially engaged projects around the world.

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
October 19, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm

Ikai will give a dharma talk.