Archive for December 15th, 2013

Summer Ango 2014 – Precepts Week

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

August 5, 2014 4:00 pmtoAugust 9, 2014 1:00 pm

Precepts Study

at The Grail, Cornwall-on-Hudson
August 5th – 9th

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: $600
Non-Members: $650

Precepts Study Week and Jukai $900 (For those taking the Precepts with Enkyo Roshi)

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

Detailed information about Summer Ango.

OBON – Floating Lantern Ceremony

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

August 8, 2014
3:30 pmto8:00 pm

Join us for our annual OBON celebration

OBON is a traditional way to honor one’s deceased ancestors. In our sangha, it is also a way to honor any deceased person we hold dear and respect. Traditionally, a lamp or lantern (bon) is covered with rice paper with the deceased’s name written on it, and the lamp is floated on water. The “O” conveys the respect for this ceremony. Spend the afternoon in community creating your own lantern and taking part in two special ceremonies, The Gate of Sweet Nectar (Feeding the Hungry Ghosts) and the floating of the lanterns in the early evening

Cost: $35 for members
$45 for non-members

To register, email:

The cost of Obon Workshop covers materials for lantern-making and meals; it does not include overnight stay at The Grail. Overnight stay subject to availability of rooms