Archive for January, 2014

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
August 7, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm

KaKu will give a dharma talk.


				

Zendo Closed

Dec. 9, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

January 20, 2014
February 17, 2014
May 26, 2014
July 4, 2014
August 24, 2014toAugust 31, 2014
September 1, 2014
October 13, 2014
November 27, 2014
December 25, 2014

The Zendo is closed on these federal holidays in 2014:

  • Jan 20
  • Feb 17
  • May 26
  • July 4
  • Sept 1
  • Oct 13
  • Nov 27
  • Dec 25

The Zendo is also closed August 24 through 21st following Summer Ango

Ann Geido Grossman’s Ordination as a Zen Buddhist Chaplain

Jul. 2, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

July 5, 2014
10:30 am

This Saturday, July 5th, at 10:30 in the morning at the Village Zendo, Ann Geido Grossman will receive ordination as a Zen Buddhist Chaplain. Geido has undergone considerable training in multi-faith chaplaincy, has studied with the Village Zendo for many years, attended our annual ‘Path’ programs, and taken the precepts in 2010. This is a natural time for her to be recognized as a Zen Chaplain. As befits the role of a chaplain, the ceremony is simple. She will be joined by her husband and a few friends. And, she invites Village Zendo members who would like to attend to come and witness the ceremony.

If you plan to attend, please ‘RSVP’ Geido (soygirl54@aol.com) so she will have a sense of how many to bake for!

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: Ikai

Jun. 27, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

July 7, 2014
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
September 15, 2014
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
October 20, 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.

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.

Just Sitting

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

February 22, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
March 29, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
April 26, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
May 24, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
June 14, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
July 12, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
September 13, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
October 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

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

Dharma talk by Roshi Enkyo O’Hara

Enkyo Roshi

Beginning Instruction: Joshin

Jun. 27, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

July 14, 2014
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
August 4, 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.

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.