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Zazenkai with Dharma Talk by Roshi

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

March 28, 2015
8:00 amto5:15 pm

Zazenkai

 

The Village Zendo’s monthly one-day retreat is a great way to experience a short, intensive meditation retreat right here in the city. People are welcome to come for the entire day or any portion of it, but need to inform the registrar in advance.

Instruction is available for those who are unfamiliar with Zen rituals and procedures. Please make sure to contact the registrar in advance if you need instruction.

Pre-registration required: $25 for members, $50 for non-members.

To register, email registrar@villagezendo.org. Say if you will attend all or part of the day, and whether you own oryoki bowls or need to borrow a set.

8:15 am Zazen
8:50 Verse of the Kesa, Kinhin
9:05 Zazen
9:40 Kinhin
9:50 Zazen
10:20 Kinhin
10:30 Dharma talk: Roshi
11:10 Kinhin
11:20 Zazen
11:50 Kinhin
12:00 Oryoki Lunch

12:45 Clean up, silent rest

2:00 Zazen
2:30 Service
3:00 Kinhin
3:10 Zazen
3:35 Honsaku Gyocha tea ritual
4:15 Kinhin
4:25 Zazen
4:55 Kinhin
5:05 Open sozan (closing council)
About 5:45pm Four Vows, finish

Shuso Hossen for A. Jesse Jiryu Davis

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

March 29, 2015
9:30 amto11:30 am

Shuso Hossen

 

Shuso Hossen is a ceremonial rite of passage marking a student’s promotion to the rank of Senior. It takes place at the conclusion of the intensive training period of Ango, during which the student serves as a model to the sangha or community. The event is both a crucible and an empowerment for the student. His understanding is tested by the community. As such, it is a participatory and deeply moving experience for all. At shuso hossen, the shuso gives his first dharma talk and takes questions from the community in a ceremonial conversation known as dharma dialogue.

Ceremony begins at 9:30 am and concludes with celebratory refreshments. A suggested donation of $20 will defray the cost of refreshments.

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

 

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 – Ōshin shin will give a Dharma talk with ASL interpretation

Jan. 7, 2015 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

January 15, 2015
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
March 5, 2015
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
April 2, 2015
6:35 pmto7:05 pm

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

Council – Kokyo

Jan. 23, 2015 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

February 1, 2015
11:00 amto12:30 pm
April 5, 2015
11:00 amto12:30 pm

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

A Zen Approach to American Sign Language

Mar. 23, 2015 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

April 5, 2015
4:00 pmto6:00 pm
April 12, 2015
4:00 pmto6:00 pm
April 26, 2015
4:00 pmto6:00 pm
May 3, 2015
4:00 pmto6:00 pm
May 17, 2015
4:00 pmto6:00 pm
May 24, 2015
4:00 pmto6:00 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.

The fee for the series is: Members $120; non-members $150

Register: 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.

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
10:00 amto7:05 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 – Myoko

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

April 9, 2015
6:35 pmto7:05 pm

Myoko will give a dharma talk.

Dharma Talk – Bokushu

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

January 25, 2015
11:45 amto12:30 pm
February 8, 2015
11:45 amto12:30 pm
March 19, 2015
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
April 12, 2015
11:45 amto12:30 pm

Bokushu will give a talk.

Dharma Talk – Musho

Jan. 23, 2015 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

February 12, 2015
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
April 16, 2015
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.