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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.

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.

 

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: 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.

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.

Summer Ango 2014 – Zen and the Art of Clay with Sensei Julie Myoko Terestman

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

August 12, 2014 4:00 pmtoAugust 15, 2014 1:00 pm

Zen and the Art of Clay

at The Grail, Cornwall-on-Hudson
August 13th – 15th

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: $375
Non-Members: $445
(Registration limited to 15 people.)

Both Clay and Writing Workshops Members: $675 Non-Members: $745

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

Detailed information about Summer Ango.

Summer Ango 2014 – Writing Workshop with Sensei Barbara Joshin O’Hara

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

August 15, 2014 4:00 pmtoAugust 17, 2014 1:00 pm

Writing Workshop with Joshin Sensei

at The Grail, Cornwall-on-Hudson
August 15th – 17th

This workshop is an opportunity to participate in a residential retreat with morning and evening zazen and do some writing. In the workshop, we listen to our thoughts, write them down, inquire into the meaning of this or that word, and notice how we are affected. More than creative self- expression, it’s a way to un-know the self, to cast off the shackles of self-definition and surprise ourselves by what surfaces. It is not so much the gift of language that is required as an attitude of attention and curiosity. As such, it can be a very useful tool for writers, but also for anyone interested in tasting aliveness. The schedule is as follows:

Friday 5:30pm – Sunday 1:00pm

Friday Evening
5:30 Informal Dinner
7:00 Zazen
7:40 – 8:30 Writing Workshop
9:30 Lights Out
*** Community Silence **

Saturday
6:00 Wake Up
6:20 Be in Zendo
6:25 Zazen
6:55 Outdoor Kinhin (Walking Meditation)
7:15 Zazen
7:45 Service
8:15 Oryoki Breakfast- Family Style
*** Community Silence Lifted ***

8:35 Breakfast Clean Up
9:00 Rest Practice
9:45 – 10:45 Samu (Work Practice)
11:00 -1:00 Writing Workshop
1:15 Informal Lunch
2:00 – 3:00 Rest/Body Practice
3:15 – 5:15 Writing Workshop
5:30 Oryoki Dinner –Family Style
7:00 Zazen
7:30 Outdoor Kinhin
7:50 Zazen
8: 15 Kinhin
8: 25 Zazen
8:50 Four Vows
*** Community Silence ***

Sunday
6:00 Wake Up
6:20 Be in Zendo
6:25 Zazen
6:55 Outdoor Kinhin (Walking Meditation)
7:15 Zazen
7:45 Service
8:15 Oryoki Breakfast- Family Style

*** Community Silence Lifted***

8:00 Light, informal Breakfast
8:35 Breakfast Clean Up
9:00 Samu (Work Practice)
9:45 Clean Up, prepare for workshop
10:00-12:00 Writing Workshop
12:15 Informal Brunch

Members: $350
Non-Members: $400
(Registration limited to 15 people.)

Both Clay and Writing Workshops Members: $675 Non-Members: $745

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

Detailed information about Summer Ango.