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Fusatsu followed by Sangha Tea

Oct. 16, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

February 26, 2015
6:35 pmto7:20 pm
April 23, 2015
6:35 pmto7:20 pm
May 28, 2015
6:35 pmto7:20 pm
June 25, 2015
6:35 pmto7:20 pm
September 24, 2015
6:35 pmto7:20 pm
November 19, 2015
6:35 pmto7:20 pm

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.

 

Talk: Neil Theise “Fundamental Awareness”

Apr. 23, 2015 - Posted in: Blog, Events - Comments Off

May 29, 2015
7:00 pmto8:30 pm

“Fundamental Awareness: Source of Mind and Matter”

Friday May 29, 2015 7pm
$15 Suggested donation at the door

Does mind make the world? In his lively, conversational way, Soten explores the nature of consciousness and its relationship to us and to the cosmos through the three lenses of contemporary science, Western philosophy, and diverse metaphysical systems.

From this, he will lead us to an integrative model called Fundamental Awareness as the substratum from which the world emanates. From quantum physics to samadhi to monistic Western philosophies, this framework interweaves threads from all three domains, providing a set of concepts to potentiate cross-talk between these varied world-views.

Videos of Dr. Theise engaging these topics can be viewed at:
http://vimeo.com/44013533
http://www.closertotruth.com/contributor/neil-theise/profile

For more information contact Musho

Guest Dharma Talk: Shinzan Sensei, successor of Joan Halifax

Apr. 27, 2015 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

May 31, 2015
11:45 amto12:30 pm

Sensei Shinzan was born in Veracruz, Mexico, He is a zen priest and Dharma Successor of Roshi Joan Halifax. He has been practicing Zen since 1996. In Mexico City, he met Korean Zen Teacher, Ven. Samu Sunim. Shinzan trained in the Buddhist Maitreya Seminar under Samu Sunim as he lived in the Toronto Zen Buddhist Temple for 4 years. He was ordained in 2004 as a Zen Buddhist Priest.

Shinzan arrived at Upaya Zen Center in 2006 and became a resident and student of Roshi Joan Halifax. He lived there and trained for over 8 years. He received the Dharma transmission on Jan 2015.He has taught Zazenkai and Sesshins at Upaya and co-teaches teen retreats in USA.

Shinzan left the residency of Upaya to return to Mexico and start a community spreading the Dharma in Mexico. His vision is to create a Zen Hispanic community and work with teens in the USA and Mexico.

Path of Intimacy — Year long study with Roshi and Joshin

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

January 25, 2015
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
February 22, 2015
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
March 22, 2015
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
April 19, 2015
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
May 31, 2015
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
June 28, 2015
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
July 19, 2015
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
September 27, 2015
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
October 25, 2015
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
November 22, 2015
1:30 pmto4:30 pm

道親

Path of Intimacy: Bringing Zen Practice Home

Led by Roshi Enkyo O’Hara, PhD and Barbara Joshin O’Hara, LCSW

 

How do we break free of our fixed view of the ‘way things are’ and open to a new ‘virtuosity’ of mind? Join us in this new Path series to deepen our understanding and practice of what it means to be intimate with our lives. Our study texts will be Roshi Enkyo O’Hara’s ‘Most Intimate’ and Peter Hershock’s’ ‘Liberating Intimacy.’ The readings will be used as a springboard for discussion, experiential exercises and personal reflection.

Tuition: $600 due at registration. Class size limited.

To register, mail or bring a check to The Village Zendo, 588 Broadway, Suite 1108, New York, NY 10012

For further information contact signup@villagezendo.org

Beginning Instruction: Howard

Dec. 17, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

January 26, 2015
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
February 23, 2015
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
March 9, 2015
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
March 30, 2015
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
April 13, 2015
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
May 18, 2015
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
June 1, 2015
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
June 15, 2015
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
June 29, 2015
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 – Ryoshin

Dec. 15, 2014 - Posted in: Blog, Events - Comments Off

January 11, 2015
11:45 amto12:30 pm
March 22, 2015
11:45 amto12:30 pm
April 9, 2015
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
June 4, 2015
6:35 pmto7:05 pm

Ryoshin will give a dharma talk.

 

Visiting Teacher Taigen Dan Leighton

May. 25, 2015 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

June 7, 2015
11:45 amto12:30 pm

Taigen Dan Leighton is a Soto Zen Priest and a dharma successor in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, having received transmission in 2000 from Tenshin Reb Anderson. He is the co-translator and editor of several Zen texts. He is the author of several books including Zen Questions: Zazen, Dogen, and the Spirit of Creative Inquiry; and Faces of Compassion; Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and Their Modern Expression.

Taigen’s dharma talk at 11:45 am will be followed at 1:30pm by his seminar, The Practice of Suchness.

The Practice of Suchness seminar with Taigen Dan Leighton

May. 16, 2015 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

June 7, 2015
1:30 pmto4:00 pm


In this seminar we will explore the teaching stories or koans attributed to Dongshan Liangjie, the legendary founder of the Caodong lineage of Chan Buddhism, or Soto Zen. These stories touch on the interrelationship between our conventional self and the fullness of our environment, the immediacy of realization beyond stages of progress, and how unconditioned totality informs our daily life. We will discuss the relationship between these rich and subtle teachings and their implications for how we may engage in social activism.

“Awareness is transformative,” Taigen has written: “It happens in the context of working out the conflicts in our own hearts and minds, as well as in the culture. In meditation, we become aware of our own inner processes and the primal separation of self and other. We come to see the interdependence of self and other, how our identity is dependent on so many things, including the problems in our society. Once we have some sense of any particular issue in society, we can also see it in terms of our own involvement. No one is pure and not related to the problem; we are in a web of connections. But when we are open to the suffering in the world, we recognize the call to respond helpfully when possible.”

Seminar Fee: $20

To register: signup@villagezendo.org

Taigen Dan Leighton is a Soto Zen Priest and a dharma successor in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, having received transmission in 2000 from Tenshin Reb Anderson. He is the co-translator and editor of several Zen texts. He is the author of several books including Zen Questions: Zazen, Dogen, and the Spirit of Creative Inquiry; and Faces of Compassion; Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and Their Modern Expression.

His most recent book, Just This Is It — Dongashan and the Practice of Suchness will be available for sale in the Village Zendo store. There will be ample time available for Taigen to sign copies.

Beginning Instruction: Joshin

Dec. 17, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

January 12, 2015
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
March 16, 2015
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
April 6, 2015
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
May 4, 2015
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
June 8, 2015
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 – KaKu

Jan. 29, 2015 - Posted in: Blog, Events - Comments Off

February 5, 2015
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
May 7, 2015
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
June 11, 2015
6:35 pmto7:05 pm

KaKu will give a dharma talk.