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Council – Kokyo

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

February 1, 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

Beginning Instruction: Oshin

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

February 2, 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 – KaKu

Jan. 29, 2015 - Posted in: Blog, Events - Comments Off

February 5, 2015
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
KaKu will give a dharma talk.


				

Sing Sing Solidarity Sit

Jan. 9, 2015 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

February 7, 2015
2:00 pmto5:00 pm

On February 7, a zazenkai at Sing Sing Prison marks the tenth anniversary of the Village Zendo’s meditation program with the dedicated practitioners there.

Sit alone together with your dharma brothers at Sing Sing. The zendo will be open 2pm to 5pm to for you to join them in spirit for any period of time, 5 minutes or 3 hours.

Unlike our brothers at Sing Sing, you are free to come and go as you choose.

 

Dharma Talk – Bokushu

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

January 25, 2015
11:30 amto12:15 pm
February 8, 2015
11:30 amto12:15 pm

Bokushu will give a talk.

Beginning Instruction: Ikai

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

February 9, 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 – Musho

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

February 12, 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.

 

Introduction to Zen

Jan. 13, 2015 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

February 14, 2015
10:00 amto4:00 pm

 

with 
Sensei Shinryu Thomson and Sensei Myoko Terestman

If you are new to Zen, if you are considering becoming a student, or if you are just curious, this workshop is for you.

The workshop will be based on Roshi Enkyo O’Hara’s mandala of the Five Expressions: meditation, study, communication, action and care. There will be instruction in meditation along with discussion of how the Five Expressions form the foundation of practice at the Village Zendo. There will be ample time for questions.

The day includes a one-hour lunch break.

To register: please email signup@villagezendo.org

Fee: $50.

Dharma Talk – Roshi

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

January 18, 2015
11:30 amto12:15 pm
February 15, 2015
11:30 amto12:15 pm

Dharma talk by Roshi Enkyo O’Hara

Enkyo Roshi

Village Zendo Closed

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

January 19, 2015
February 16, 2015
May 25, 2015
July 3, 2015toJuly 4, 2015
October 12, 2015
November 11, 2015
November 26, 2015
December 24, 2015toDecember 25, 2015

The Zendo is closed on these federal holidays in 2014:

  • Jan 19
  • Feb 16
  • May 25
  • July 3 and 4
  • Sept 7
  • Oct 12
  • Nov 11
  • Nov 26
  • Dec 24 and 25