Jun. 14, 2013 - Posted in: Blog - Comments Off
Join Roshi Enkyo and author Andy Ferguson on a tour of “Zen China” starting with the DunHuang caves! The tour starts October 13th and goes through October 30th.
For details see http://www.tricycle.com/pilgrimagechina
Jan. 30, 2013 - Posted in: Blog - Comments Off
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. Light refreshments are served.
Jan. 14, 2012 - Posted in: Blog - Comments Off
Photo: Nan Goldin
Please join us in supporting Judy Clark’s appeal for clemency.
After serving 30 years in prison we believe Judy Clark deserves freedom and the opportunity to rejoin society. Behind bars, Judy entered the belly of the whale, as she put it, and through the difficult work of deep atonement and self reflection found herself; she is no longer the same person who committed the crime all those years ago. Instead, Judy has become a model of wise and compassionate action in the world.
We believe her release will not only benefit Judy herself but society as a whole. Her release will also exemplify the values of rehabilitation, transformation, and forgiveness – characteristics of a just, wise, and compassionate world. The Village Zendo’s March 2012 event at Judson Memorial Church was a big success with over 145 attendees. Over 100 letters clemency letters were written and we raised about $1000 for her legal fund. Go to her website at judithclark.org for much more information, including her writing, and links to a NY Sunday Times article by Tom Robbins and a Guardian article by Eve Ensler.
We encourage everyone to write a letter to Governor Cuomo urging him to grant clemency to Judy, and we’ve provided three model letters for those who would prefer to use one of those. Please send a copy of your letter to Governor Cuomo to Judy’s lawyer at email@example.com
Jan. 13, 2012 - Posted in: Blog - Comments Off
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 25th. 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 and our Study Text, the Lotus Sutra, from Enkyo Roshi
- Letter from our Practice Leader or Shuso, Lisa Soshin Dufour
Should you have any questions, please contact Soshin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your practice.
Jan. 11, 2012 - Posted in: Blog - Comments Off
This wonderful book is $18 including tax and shipping.
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Dec. 8, 2010 - Posted in: Store - Comments Off
We have 3 exciting items in the shop from our Citta connection
This is one of the health organizations Roshi visited on a recent pilgrimage.
Come see our new Prajnaparamita T-shirts designed by Michael Daube, artist and founder director of Citta. Created by Michael, the image on the front of T’s is a manifestation of the sound vibrations of the spoken word Prajnaparamita. Offered in black on white and 2 other color combinations – turquoise on green and magenta on tangerine.
New to the shop are notebooks done by the Limi Valley kids. On the cover is a handprint of each student with their name. Inside find a drawing done by that student in response to six questions asked by Roshi: How big is the sky? Where does the sun go during the night? Where does the moon go during the day? Who are you? What do you like to do? How many stars are in the sky? Opposite the drawing is a beautiful photo of the student taken by Michael Daube. The cost is $40 and all proceeds will go directly to the Limi Valley Educational Fund.
For cooler weather we also have hand knit pashmina hats in some great new colors and a heavier winter weight. These are made at a women’s center in Nepal which is one of Citta’s highly effective international aid projects. The center is a place where the women can come and learn skills to provide for their families and keep their cultural traditions alive. See picture below: