Archive for January, 2014

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
November 9, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm

Ryoshin will give a dharma talk.

 

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: Oshin. With ASL interpretation.

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

July 21, 2014
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
September 22, 2014
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
October 6, 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.

Grail set-up

Dec. 14, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

July 23, 2014toJuly 25, 2014

Come and help us set up the Grail for the Summer Ango.

Detailed information about Summer Ango.

Informal discussion of Atonement and The Precepts with Shinryu, followed by Sangha

Jul. 23, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

July 24, 2014
6:35 pmto8:00 pm

Two periods of Zazen; Informal discussion of Atonement and The Precepts with Shinryu

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 Discussion
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.

Summer Ango 2014 – Dai Sesshin

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

July 25, 2014 4:00 pmtoAugust 3, 2014 1:00 pm

Dai Sesshin

at The Grail, Cornwall-on-Hudson
JULY 25th to AUGUST 3rd

Summer Ango provides the opportunity to get off the fast track, slow down, and breathe. It’s a chance to do an intensive retreat, live in community and study closely with Roshi Enkyo O’Hara and the Village Zendo teachers, all in the green surroundings of the Hudson Valley.

Members: $850
Non-Members: $925

Please download the 2014 Summer Ango registration form and submit with your payment.

Detailed information about Summer Ango.

Ango in the City: Study Practice

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

July 27, 2014
9:30 amto12:00 pm
August 3, 2014
9:30 amto12:00 pm
August 10, 2014
9:30 amto12:00 pm
August 17, 2014
9:30 amto12:00 pm

Text: The Bodhisattva’s Four Methods of Guidance by Zen Master Dogen.

During the ango retreat period in the city, the Village Zendo will hold council circles on the study text “The Bodhisattva’s Four Methods of Guidance” by Dogen. Instead of the usual dharma talk format, the leader will use the text as a point of departure and invite council participants to share whatever issues are coming up for them around the topic.

Sunday July 27Giving (Joshin)
Sunday August 3Kind Speech (Jushin)
Sunday August 10Beneficial Action (Joshin)
Sunday August 17Identity Action (Eisho)

Everyone, including newcomers, is welcome to join us for this practice of a Bodhisattva.

As always, Sunday program starts at 9:30am. We will have two periods of zazen followed by council.

Beginning Instruction: Howard

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

July 28, 2014
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
August 11, 2014
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
August 18, 2014
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
September 8, 2014
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
October 27, 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 – Musho

Apr. 7, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

April 27, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm
June 12, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
July 31, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
August 21, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
October 16, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm

Musho will give a Dharma talk at 6:35pm. Please join us for two fine periods of meditation before the talk, starting at 5:30 pm.