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Dharma talk – Kokyo

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

June 9, 2013
11:45 amto12:30 pm
October 13, 2013
11:45 amto12:30 pm
December 21, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm

Kokyo will give a dharma talk.

No Midday Sit

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

April 24, 2013
12:00 pmto1:30 pm
November 25, 2013
12:00 pm
April 23, 2014
12:00 pm
November 20, 2014
12:00 pm
December 22, 2014
12:00 pm

No midday sit today.

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 8, 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 24, 2014toJanuary 5, 2015

The Zendo is closed on these federal holidays in 2014:

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

The Zendo is also closed August 24 through 21st following Summer Ango, and closed December 24, 2014 through January 5, 2015 during our Year-End Retreat.

Year End Meditation Retreat 2014

Jul. 28, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

December 26, 2014toJanuary 1, 2015

with Roshi Enkyo O’Hara and Village Zendo Teachers

at The Garrison Institute

The Village Zendo’s year-end retreat is the perfect place for quiet meditation and deep silence. Our schedule is serious (with plenty of zazen) but also spacious (with unstructured time in the afternoon for rest, outdoor walks or body practice). There are dharma talks every day, and ample opportunity to meet with our teachers. Meals are taken buffet-style. If you have put off doing a residential retreat, or felt intimidated to try one, this is a wonderful retreat to attend. Come and join the Village Zendo sangha as we greet the new year with clear minds and open hearts.

Registration

All registration is handled directly by the Garrison Institute. There are two steps:

1. If you are a VZ member, email VZ’s Administrative Coordinator, Anne Tierney (signup@villagezendo.org), to get the discount code for the full retreat or the weekend retreat. Members receive a $50 discount on the full retreat and a $40 discount on the weekend retreat.

2. Go to the Garrison Institute’s website to register and make your payment. There is a line on the registration form for you to enter your VZ discount code.

If you are receiving financial assistance from the Village Zendo to attend this retreat, please contact Anne (signup@villagezendo.org) to discuss registration.

Accommodations and Rates

The Garrison Institute offers single rooms, double rooms, and a limited number of triple/quad rooms. The triples/quads are only available for those doing the full retreat; please note these rooms are located on the 4th floor and there is not an elevator.

Rates are as follows:

  • Full Retreat, Single Room: $900
  • Full Retreat, Double Room: $810
  • Full Retreat, Triple/Quad Room: $720
  • Weekend Retreat, Single Room: $520
  • Weekend Retreat, Double Room: $490

VZ Members receive discounts (see above).

Garrison House Jobs

Garrison offers a $10-per-day discount to those who are willing to do a one-hour “house job” each day. This could be washing dishes after meals or a housekeeping task. A limited number of house jobs are available; if you would like to do one of these daily jobs and receive a discount, you’ll want to register early. There is a line on the Garrison registration form for you to indicate that you would like a house job.

House jobs are only available for those attending the full retreat.

House jobs are in addition to “samu”, the Village Zendo’s work practice each morning.

In order to receive the necessary training to do a house job, you must be at the Garrison Institute by 3 pm on December 26th to check in for the retreat. Training for house jobs by the Garrison Institute staff will take place between 3:30 and 4:30pm.

Opening Day

Registration will be open from 3:00 to 5:30 pm on Friday, December 26th.

The Garrison Institute will provide free shuttle transportation between the Garrison Metro-North train station and the retreat for those arriving between 3:00 and 5:30 pm.

The schedule for the first day is as follows:

3:00–5:30 pm: Registration is open.

3:30–4:30 pm: Training for Garrison house jobs.

4:30–5:30 pm: Liturgy Training (you will be advised in advance if you have a liturgy service position).

4:30–5:30 pm: Orientation Session for those new to a VZ retreat, or for anyone would like a refresher on meditation and Zen form

5:30–6:30 pm: Dinner

7:00 pm: The retreat begins with meditation and an opening dharma talk. Noble Silence begins.

Retreat Closing

The weekend retreat will conclude at 12:30 pm on Sunday, December 28th. Everyone is welcome to stay for lunch, and also to stay for afternoon meditation.

The full retreat will conclude after breakfast and packing on January 1st, at about 10:00 am.

Questions? Please contact signup@villagezendo.org.

Zendo Reopens

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

January 6, 2015

The zendo resumes its regularly weekly schedule.

Dharma Talk – Soten

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

January 8, 2015
6:35 pmto7:05 pm

Soten will give a dharma talk.

Neil Soten Theise

Dharma Talk – Ryoshin

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

January 11, 2015
11:30 amto12:15 pm

Ryoshin will give a dharma talk.

 

Beginning Instruction: Joshin

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

January 12, 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 – Myoko

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

January 15, 2015
6:35 pmto7:05 pm

Myoko will give a dharma talk.