Feb. 18, 2013 - Posted in: Blog - Comments Off
Summer Ango 2013
at The Grail, Cornwall-on-Hudson
JULY 24th to AUGUST 25th
Please download the registration form and submit with payment.
July 26 – August 25
$1,500 (members)/ $1,875 (non-members)
July 26 – August 4
$735 (members)/ $820 (non-members)
August 6 – August 11
$545 (members)/ $610 (non-members)
Precepts Study and Jukai Ceremony
Zen Study Zen Arts
August 13 – August 16
$375 (members)/ $445 (non-members)
Zen and the Art of Clay with Myoko Terestman Sensei
Beginner’s Mind Sesshin
August 17 – August 19
For those new to practice, this weekend introduces the joys of silence, insight and community in a more easeful schedule. It is an ideal way to learn about Zen.
August 20 – August 25
$675 (members)/ $745 (non-members)
Jan. 1, 2013 - Posted in: Blog - Comments Off
December 26, 2012 – March 24, 2013
Ango means “peaceful dwelling.” It is a time when the sangha comes together for a period of intensified practice and commitment.
The Village Zendo’s winter ango began on December 26th and will continue through March 24th. Please join us in zazen, study and joyful attention to our day-to-day life.
Here is what you’ll need to enter our winter ango:
- Ango Commitment Form,
to be completed and returned to the zendo or discussed with a Village Zendo teacher
- Letter on Ango from Enkyo Roshi
- Letter from our Practice Leader or Shuso, Liam Oshin Jennings
Should you have any questions, please contact Oshin at email@example.com. Thank you for your practice.
Dec. 11, 2012 - Posted in: Blog - Comments Off
Please remember the Village Zendo in your charitable contributions. Each and every donation makes a difference. And from now through January 31st, your contribution goes even further thanks to a generous $20,000 matching grant from one of our donors.
Please consider taking advantage of this opportunity and giving as generously as you can. Your donation helps ensure the financial strength and stability of the Village Zendo now and in the years to come.
Oct. 16, 2012 - Posted in: Calendar - No Comments
Thursday, November 1
Clemency for Judy Clark — Event in Katonah
Katonah Memorial House, 71 Bedford Road, Katonah
A special event to raise awareness about Judy Clark will be held at the Katonah Memorial House. Speakers include Tom Robbins (author of the New York Times magazine article on Judy), Rabbi Arik Wolf (Chabad of Bedford), Sara Bennett (Judy’s long-time lawyer) and others from the Katonah-Bedford Hills area who know Judy. Sara invites members of the VZ to attend or to help by spreading the word—especially to people in Westchester and local clergy. Ask your friends, colleagues, and acquaintances to come. If you would like to volunteer to help with the event, please contact coordinator Doreen Semel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more about the case for clemency for Judith Clark. (Word document.)
Apr. 3, 2012 - Posted in: Blog - Comments Off
The registration form is now available for summer ango. Please fill it out and make out a check for your deposit, and drop them off at the Zendo or mail to Village Zendo, 588 Broadway, Suite 1108, NY NY 10012.
The Ango Commitment Form will be online later. Questions?: email@example.com
Mar. 10, 2012 - Posted in: Blog - Comments Off
Work For Dharma Day: March 20, 2012
Dear Sangha Members and Friends of the Village Zendo,
“Seventy-two labors brought us this food . . .” Each time we chant the meal gatha we remind ourselves of the labor of beings throughout the world that makes it possible for us to nourish ourselves and sustain our lives.
The same interdependence applies to our sitting practice. The zazen that sustains us is made possible by the efforts of innumerable beings–the hands that sew the cushions, the teachings of Buddhas and ancestors that light the way, the warm hearts and sincere effort of our fellow practitioners. And in a very direct way, our practice space is made possible by the generosity of the members and friends of the Village Zendo.
More than 25 years ago we found our first practice space through the generosity of Enkyo Roshi and Joshin Sensei when they opened their home to a small, dedicated group of practitioners. As the sangha grew, so did the need for support not just by a few of us but by the whole community. This year, as we look back on nearly a decade spent in practice spaces at 588 Broadway, the support of the community matters more than ever. Our lease will expire in 2013 and, as all of us know, rents in lower Manhattan go in only one direction. Our ability to maintain our practice space depends on each one of us.
That’s why we ask you to respond generously to Work for Dharma Day, the Village Zendo’s spring fundraising appeal. Work for Dharma Day is an opportunity for each of us, no matter our occupation or walk of life, to nourish the life of the Zendo and the practice of its sangha. To participate in Work for Dharma Day, simply pledge to donate all or a portion of the income you earn on Tuesday, March 20, the first day of spring, to the Village Zendo. No amount is too small or too large. We all participate equally. We each contribute to the innumerable labors that make it possible to sustain a thriving spiritual community in the heart of New York City.
A pledge form and envelope are enclosed or, if you prefer, you can donate online at JustGive. On behalf of Enkyo Roshi, Joshin Sensei and the entire Village Zendo teaching staff, we thank you for the generosity that will sustain the Village Zendo sangha now and for many years to come.
Randall Ryotan Eiger, Sensei
Sinclair Shinryu Thomson, Sensei
Dec. 11, 2011 - Posted in: Blog - Comments Off
The Village Zendo is fortunate that two donors have offered a matching grant: $20,000 on the basis of $1 for every $2 donated by others in support of the zendo, from now through January 31. If the terms of the match are fully met, then the zendo will have raised $60,000 through this gift. Please help us sustain our Zen Center and the community that makes it possible for you and all of us to transform our world.
Dec. 3, 2011 - Posted in: Blog - Comments Off
Kaizen has started an “Occupy Wall” discussion group to talk about Village Zendo and the Occupy movement, join by visiting the Yahoo group or emailing VillageZendoOccupyWallfirstname.lastname@example.org.