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Grail set-up

Dec. 14, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

July 23, 2014toJuly 25, 2014

Come and help us set up the Grail for the Summer Ango.

Detailed information about Summer Ango.

Fusatsu followed by Sangha Tea – Dharma Talk by Shinryu

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

February 20, 2014
6:35 pmto8:00 pm
June 26, 2014
6:35 pmto8:00 pm
July 24, 2014
6:35 pmto8:00 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.

Summer Ango 2014 – Dai Sesshin

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

July 25, 2014 4:00 pmtoAugust 3, 2014 1:00 pm

Dai Sesshin

at The Grail, Cornwall-on-Hudson
JULY 25th to AUGUST 3rd

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: $850
Non-Members: $925

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

Detailed information about Summer Ango.

Ango in the City: Study Practice

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

July 27, 2014
9:30 amto12:00 pm
August 3, 2014
9:30 amto12:00 pm
August 10, 2014
9:30 amto12:00 pm
August 17, 2014
9:30 amto12:00 pm

Text: The Bodhisattva’s Four Methods of Guidance by Zen Master Dogen.

During the ango retreat period in the city, the Village Zendo will hold council circles on the study text “The Bodhisattva’s Four Methods of Guidance” by Dogen. Instead of the usual dharma talk format, the leader will use the text as a point of departure and invite council participants to share whatever issues are coming up for them around the topic.

Sunday July 27Giving (Joshin)
Sunday August 3Kind Speech (Jushin)
Sunday August 10Beneficial Action (Joshin)
Sunday August 17Identity Action (Eisho)

Everyone, including newcomers, is welcome to join us for this practice of a Bodhisattva.

As always, Sunday program starts at 9:30am. We will have two periods of zazen followed by council.

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

 

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 – Musho

Apr. 7, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

April 27, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm
June 12, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
July 31, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm

Musho will give a Dharma talk at 6:35pm. Please join us for two fine periods of meditation before the talk, starting at 5:30 pm.

 

Beginning Instruction: Joshin

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

July 14, 2014
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
August 4, 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.

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: signup@villagezendo.org

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

Summer Ango 2014 – Jukai Ceremony

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

August 10, 2014
10:00 amto2:00 pm

Summer Ango 2014

at The Grail, Cornwall-on-Hudson
August 10th

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.

Detailed information about Summer Ango.