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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
October 23, 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.

 

Dharma and Racism, Healing Self, Healing Other – Workshop led by Hoshi Deirdre Eisho Peterson

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

October 25, 2014
9:30 amto1:00 pm


In this workshop we will look deeply at our experience of racism — our conditioning (both personal and societal) and how that manifests in our lives today. We will explore how the teachings of Zen offer awareness, freedom and healing for ourselves and for others. The workshop will include a talk, writing, inquiry and Council.

This workshop is offered in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize fifty years ago, in October 1964.

Fee: $30 Members, $35 Non-Members.
Pre-registration is requested; please contact signup@villagezendo.org.

Please bring a notepad and pen to the workshop.

Just Sitting

Jan. 18, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

February 22, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
March 29, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
April 26, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
May 24, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
June 14, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
July 12, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
September 13, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
October 25, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
November 22, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
December 20, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm

Sitting quietly, doing nothing. Spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.

Zenrin Kushu, Fifteenth-century China

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Just Sitting offers a free and spacious afternoon of meditation, an opportunity for pure practice without anything extra.

The afternoon will be liturgy-free and you may join in or leave at any time during the three-hour period.

Fees: For members, no charge; non-members, suggested donation $10.
No registration required.

For information contact: Howard Thoresen at HowardT457@aol.com

Dharma Talk – Roshi

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

January 9, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
January 19, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm
February 9, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm
March 9, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm
April 20, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm
May 15, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
June 8, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm
June 22, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm
July 13, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm
October 26, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm
November 16, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm

Dharma talk by Roshi Enkyo O’Hara

Enkyo Roshi

The Path of Precepts

Dec. 20, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

January 26, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
February 23, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
March 30, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
May 4, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
June 1, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
June 29, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
July 20, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
September 28, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
October 26, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
November 23, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm

The self and things of the world are just as they are.
The gate of emancipation is open ~ Dogen Zenji

The precepts are an expression of our very wholeness. As such, they serve as guidelines for living a joyous life. For ten months we will study them as tools to turn our light inwards, develop compassion for ourselves and deepen our harmony with others. With a practice grounded in zazen, we will use the precepts to observe ourselves in action, inquire into our reactive patterns, and uncover our conditioned beliefs about ourselves, in contrast to what the precepts show to be true. Classes will be interactive and experiential in nature, structured around readings, writing, discussion, dyadic and group work.

Classes, led by Roshi Enkyo and Joshin Sensei, will be held at the Zendo on the following Sunday afternoons, from 1:30 to 4:30.

Tuition: $600, Class size is limited.  Payment is due at time of registration, Contact signup@villagezendo.org.

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

 

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 – Shinryu

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

September 4, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
October 30, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm

 

Sensei Shinryu Thomson will give a dharma talk.

 

Council – Kokyo

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

January 5, 2014
11:00 am
March 2, 2014
11:00 am
April 6, 2014
11:00 am
May 4, 2014
11:00 am
June 1, 2014
11:00 am
July 6, 2014
11:00 am
September 7, 2014
11:00 am
November 2, 2014
11:00 am

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

Dharma Talk – Seizan

Apr. 16, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

May 9, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
September 5, 2013
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
November 6, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm

Seizan will give a dharma talk.

 

A Zen Approach to American Sign Language – A new series

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

October 17, 2014
7:00 pmto8:30 pm
November 7, 2014
7:00 pmto8:30 pm
November 21, 2014
7:00 pmto8:30 pm
December 5, 2014
7:00 pmto8:30 pm
December 19, 2014
7:00 pmto8:30 pm


Five Friday Evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 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.

Fee: $50 for all five classes.
Register at 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.