Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

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
November 24, 2014
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
December 22, 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.

Zendo Closed

Dec. 9, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

January 20, 2014
February 17, 2014
May 26, 2014
July 4, 2014
August 24, 2014toAugust 31, 2014
September 1, 2014
October 13, 2014
November 27, 2014
December 25, 2014

The Zendo is closed on these federal holidays in 2014:

  • Jan 20
  • Feb 17
  • May 26
  • July 4
  • Sept 1
  • Oct 13
  • Nov 27
  • Dec 25

The Zendo is also closed August 24 through 21st following Summer Ango

Visiting Teacher Sensei Myoan Grace Schireson

Oct. 19, 2014 - Posted in: Blog, Events - Comments Off

November 30, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm

Grace Schireson is a Zen Abbess, president of Shogaku Zen Institute (a Zen teachers’ training seminary), and a Clinical Psychologist. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. She leads two practice centers and a retreat center under the Central Valley Zen Foundation.  She is the author of Zen Women: Beyond Tea Ladies, Iron Maidens and Macho Masters (Wisdom, 2009), and has published articles in Shambhala Sun, Buddhadharma and Tricycle magazines. She has also been anthologized in Zen books : The Book of Mu, Receiving the Marrow, The Hidden Lamp, Seeds of Virtue Seeds of Change as well as in a book on spiritual training: The Arts of Contemplative Care. She received Dharma Transmission from Sojun Mel Weitsman Roshi of the Suzuki Roshi Zen lineage.  The late Fukushima Keido Roshi of Tofukuji Monastery, Kyoto asked her to teach the koan she studied with him during her practice there. She has been married for 46 years, and lives with her husband part time on Stanford campus and at her Zen retreat center, Empty Nest Zendo in North Fork, California. She has two grown sons and four grand-children. The Village Zendo is honored to host a Dharma talk by this accomplished Zen Teacher.

Link to Sensei Schireson’s page on the San Francisco Zen Center’s site…

Empty Nest Zendo…

For more information about this event contact Musho

 

 

Dharma Talk – Kaku

Jan. 13, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

February 13, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
May 8, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
July 3, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
August 7, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
September 11, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
December 4, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm

KaKu will give a dharma talk.


				

A Zen Approach to American Sign Language – A new series

Oct. 3, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

October 17, 2014
7:00 pmto8:30 pm
November 7, 2014
7:00 pmto8:30 pm
November 21, 2014
7:00 pmto8:30 pm
December 5, 2014
7:00 pmto8:30 pm
December 19, 2014
7:00 pmto8:30 pm


Five Friday Evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

With R. Liam Ōshin Jennings

“Signs are to eyes as words are to ears” – Ken Glickman, Deaf Proverbs

Classes will include:
– a brief period of meditation
– “immersive” and interactive instruction in conversational “American Sign Language”
– An exploration of embodied communication and expression.
– Learning and expressing chants together in Sign Language.

Classes are consecutive. Please plan to attend the entire series.

Fee: $50 for all five classes.
Register at signup@villagezendo.org

Further info contact Ōshin: oshinjennings@gmail.com


R. Liam Ōshin Jennings is a Zen Buddhist priest at the Village Zendo. Ōshin is Deaf, he is also a former college professor of American Sign Language. He currently works with the Deaf community as a Deaf interpreter and advocate as well as a practicing psychotherapist. Ōshin works with institutions to make them more accessible to Buddhist practitioners with differences and disabilities.

Council – Jushin

Jan. 15, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

February 2, 2014
11:00 am
December 7, 2014
11:00 am

Council is the practice of sitting in a circle and speaking and listening from the heart. It is held the first Sunday of the month after zazen.

9:30am-10:05 zazen
10:05-10:15 kinhin
10:15-10:50 zazen
10:50-11:00 kinhin
11:00-12:30 council

Rohatsu – All night sit

Oct. 30, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

December 7, 2014 8:30 pmtoDecember 8, 2014 7:00 am

On Sunday evening, December 7th the Village Zendo will host an all-night meditation retreat starting at 8:30 pm and continuing until 7:00am Monday morning.

Rohatsu is the traditional commemoration of the historical Buddha’s enlightenment. It is a time of gratitude and deep practice. Join Ryotan Sensei and the Village Zendo sangha for a night of zazen, kinhin, a late night dharma talk, teacher meetings, and refreshments.

$25 for members $50 for non members

Accomplish the Great Matter
Pure gold! Solid iron!

For more information and to register please contact Musho

Beginning Instruction: Ikai

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

July 7, 2014
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
September 15, 2014
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
October 20, 2014
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
November 17, 2014
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
December 8, 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 – Tokuyu

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

January 30, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
May 1, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
June 5, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
October 9, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
December 11, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm

Jeremy Tokyu Manasia

Tokuyu will give a dharma talk.

Oshin – Dharma Talk in ASL

Dec. 12, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

December 19, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
December 14, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm

Oshin will give a dharma talk in ASL, with voice interpretation.